36 days in Florida Itinerary

36 days in Florida Itinerary

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36 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Miami
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Key Largo
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Islamorada
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Key West
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
6
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h 15​min
7
Tampa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Orlando
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
9
Panama City Beach
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center & Slough Slog). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami online trip itinerary builder .

Toronto, Canada to Miami is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in September: high temperatures in Miami hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

4
nights
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Venture out of the city with trips to Anhinga Trail (in Everglades National Park) and Coffins Patch (in Key Colony Beach). There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Key Largo trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Miami to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Anhinga Trail, Coffins Patch
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spiegel Grove ©
Spiegel Grove

4
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Change things up with these side-trips from Islamorada: Everglades National Park (Mrazek Pond & West Lake Trail). And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Florida Keys Brewing Company, steep yourself in history at Indian Key State Historic Site, and take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Islamorada online route builder .

Getting from Key Largo to Islamorada by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Everglades National Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Florida Keys Brewing Company ©
Florida Keys Brewing Company
Mrazek Pond ©
Mrazek Pond

4
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
When in Marathon, make a side trip to see National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key, approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park, snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Marathon trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

5
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Key West holiday maker site .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Key West are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

2
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Keep In Touch, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marco Island trip builder website .

You can ride a ferry from Key West to Marco Island in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Key West in September, Marco Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Tampa

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampa: St. Petersburg (Outerlife Studios - Escape Room St. Pete & Imagine Museum), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Madeira Beach) and Sarasota (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Siesta Key Rum). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens, do a tasting at Murielle Winery, and kick back and relax at Clearwater Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tampa trip itinerary planning website .

Take a bus from Marco Island to Tampa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Tampa, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours

Side Trips

Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Parasailing & Paragliding

6
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, and laugh and play at Discovery Cove.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Tampa to Orlando takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Resurrection Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

4
nights
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Change things up with these side-trips from Panama City Beach: Navarre Beach (in Navarre), Bear Creek Feline Center (in Panama City) and Garnier Post Office (in Fort Walton Beach). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, take in the exciting artwork at Paul Brent Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Panama City Beach online travel planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Orlando to Panama City Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Panama City Beach, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panama City, Fusion Art Glass Gallery, Santa Rosa Beach, Garnier Post Office, Navarre Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Swim with Dolphins
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach

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