39 days in Florida & North Carolina Itinerary

39 days in Florida & North Carolina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Miami
— 3 nights
Drive
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Everglades National Park
— 5 nights
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Key Largo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Key West
— 5 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 6 nights
Fly
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Asheville
— 7 nights
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Miami

— 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: JP Outfitters Inc. (in Hollywood) and Florida Airboat Rides (in Boca Raton). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, steep yourself in history at Barnacle State Historic Site, admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Miami trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Miami is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in April, with highs in Miami at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley Visitor Center, see what you can catch with Everglades City Fishing Charters, contemplate the waterfront views at Slough Slog, and take a leisurely stroll along West Lake Trail.

To find out how to plan a trip to Everglades National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Miami to Everglades National Park. In April, daytime highs in Everglades National Park are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Key Largo.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Key Largo

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Key Largo: Homestead (Everglades Alligator Farm & Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Florida Keys Flats Fishing, see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, appreciate the history behind Christ of the Deep, and look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Key Largo road trip planning website.

Traveling by bus from Everglades National Park to Key Largo takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Everglades National Park in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 26°C in Key Largo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Islamorada

— 3 nights

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.
Islamorada is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Anne's Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery, and get outside with Takedown Charters.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Islamorada online itinerary maker.

Islamorada is very close to Key Largo. In May in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marathon: Everglades National Park (in Florida City), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Big Pine Key) and SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key). There's much more to do: stroll through Bahia Honda State Park, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and head outdoors with Gemini Dream Charters.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Marathon online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Marathon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Key West

— 5 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.
Key West is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, steep yourself in history at Curry Mansion, and get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Key West online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Key West, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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 19th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 20th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, and cool off at Discovery Cove.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando travel planning site.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Orlando when traveling from Key West in May, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly to Asheville.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Asheville

— 7 nights

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asheville: Miller's Land of Waterfall Tours (in Rosman), Crystal Mountain Gem Mine (in Brevard) and Roaring Fork Falls (in Burnsville). Next up on the itinerary: explore and take pictures at Blue Ridge Pkwy, sample the tasty concoctions at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Tours & Tastings, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Elijah Mountain Gem Mine.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Asheville day trip planning app.

Getting from Orlando to Asheville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Orlando in May, with highs in Asheville at 28°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asheville

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

4.4
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.

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.