36 days in Florida Itinerary

36 days in Florida Itinerary

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Everglades National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Dadeland South Stat.Rail Southbound, Bus to Miami Beach
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Miami Beach
— 5 nights
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Islamorada
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Key West
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Marco Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fort Myers Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Orlando
— 6 nights
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Everglades National Park

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Visiting Shark Valley Visitor Center and Anhinga Trail will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with Everglades City Fishing Charters, explore the activities along Slough Slog, hike along Pineland Trail, and stroll through Gumbo Limbo Trail.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Everglades National Park road trip planner.

New York City to Everglades National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Everglades National Park reach 82°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

5
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Miami Beach

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lincoln Road and Dolphin Mall. For shopping fun, head to Aventura Mall or Collins Avenue. Get out of town with these interesting Miami Beach side-trips: Sawgrass Mills (in Sunrise), Dadeland Mall (in Kendall) and Garman Sculpture Works (in Oakland Park). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at South Beach, stop by The Official Art Deco Gift Shop, see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Miami Beach trip maker website.

You can take a bus from Everglades National Park to Miami Beach in 4 hours. In November, daytime highs in Miami Beach are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Islamorada

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Head to Zero Dress Code Boutique and Gallery Moradafor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Anne's Beach. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery, get outside with Contagious Charters, view the masterpieces at Rain Barrel Village, and immerse yourself in nature at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Islamorada driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Miami Beach to Islamorada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Shopping · Museums · Parks

5
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Marathon

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Head to Out of the Blue Gallery and Artists in Paradise Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Bahia Honda State Park and Everglades National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marathon: Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Key Largo (Scuba & Snorkeling, Spiegel Grove, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Park Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and stroll through Sombrero Beach.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marathon trip planning tool.

Drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Marathon, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

6
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Key West

Conch Republic

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Attractions like Peppers of Key West and Dry Tortugas National Park make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, admire the masterpieces at The Studios of Key West, kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, and get a taste of the local shopping with KEPart Studio-Gallery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Key West vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Key West sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Nature

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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. Kids will appreciate attractions like Reel Kind Fishing and Tours and Marco Island Farmers Market. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at South Marco Beach and Keewaydin Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Marco Island: Ochopee (Kirby Storter Roadside Park & Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Keep In Touch, kick back and relax at Tigertail Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Malenda Trick Art Gallery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Capri Paddlecraft Park.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Marco Island road trip website.

Ride a ferry from Key West to Marco Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Key West in December, plan for little chillier nights in Marco Island, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fort Myers Beach.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

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Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. On the 24th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Lorne's Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Myers Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with Island Time Dolphin & Shelling Cruises. On the next day, enjoy some diversion at Coconut Point, look for gifts at Walker Farms, and then view the masterpieces at 2 Islands Gallery.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Myers Beach trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Fort Myers Beach takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Fort Myers Beach can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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Orlando

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Bring the kids along to Walt Disney World Resort and The Mall at Millenia. Head to Disney Springs and Timothy's Galleryfor some retail therapy. Pack the 31st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove and see Kennedy Space Center Shop.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Orlando online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Myers Beach to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Orlando are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.