38 days in Florida Itinerary

38 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip itinerary planner

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Key West
— 6 nights
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Marathon
— 5 nights
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Key Largo
— 5 nights
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Everglades National Park
— 5 nights
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Miami Beach
— 4 nights
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West Palm Beach
— 2 nights
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Merritt Island
— 2 nights
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St. Augustine
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 6 nights
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Key West

— 6 nights

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.
Spend the 24th (Sun) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, make a trip to Southernmost Point, and take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Key West journey planner.

Salt Lake City to Key West is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Key West due to the time zone difference. In January, Key West is much hotter than Salt Lake City - with highs of 76°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Marathon

— 5 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sugarloaf Key Bat Tower (in Sugarloaf) and Everglades National Park (in Florida City). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Marathon holiday planner.

Getting from Key West to Marathon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Marathon, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Key Largo

— 5 nights

Diving Capital of the World

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Key Largo: Islamorada (Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park & Indian Key State Historic Site). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, indulge in some personalized pampering at Island Time Day Spa, take in the dramatic natural features at Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, and admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Key Largo vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in February, Key Largo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Everglades National Park

— 5 nights

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. Overflow from Lake Okeechobee into the Florida Bay formed these wetlands, which are home to manatees, American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and an array of wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey.
Everglades National Park is known for wildlife, trails, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Gumbo Limbo Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Anhinga Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Eco Pond, and admire the verdant scenery at Shark Valley Visitor Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Everglades National Park trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by bus from Key Largo to Everglades National Park takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Key Largo in February, Everglades National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Miami Beach

— 4 nights

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.
Explore Miami Beach's surroundings by going to Pinecrest Gardens (in Pinecrest), Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (in Coral Gables) and Aventura Mall (in Aventura). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, get a taste of the local shopping with Collins Avenue, and buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Miami Beach travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Everglades National Park to Miami Beach with the Route module. In February, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to West Palm Beach.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

West Palm Beach

— 2 nights

Orchid City

With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Wakodahatchee Wetlands, then identify plant and animal life at Panther Ridge Conservation Center, and finally look for gifts at Funky Monkey. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, then explore the world behind art at The Society of the Four Arts, and then take an in-depth tour of Henry Morrison Flagler Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the West Palm Beach day trip planning site.

You can drive from Miami Beach to West Palm Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in West Palm Beach can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Merritt Island.

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Merritt Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, then engage your brain at Space Shuttle Atlantis, and then relax and rejuvenate at Beach Pole Fitness. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Black Point Wildlife Drive, sample the tasty concoctions at Florida Beer Company, and then see majestic marine mammals with Time and Tide Tours.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Merritt Island trip planning site.

Drive from West Palm Beach to Merritt Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from West Palm Beach, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Merritt Island, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Merritt Island

Childrens Museums · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

St. Augustine

— 2 nights
St. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): tee off at TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course, make a trip to St. George Street, and then sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at Flagler College, see the interesting displays at The Ximenez-Fatio House, browse the exhibits of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, and finally stop by High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read St. Augustine online route planner.

Drive from Merritt Island to St. Augustine in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Merritt Island in February, expect St. Augustine to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums · Golf · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Orlando

— 6 nights

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.
Have a day of magic on the 23rd (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, discover the magic at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Orlando travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Orlando takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from St. Augustine in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Orlando, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums

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.