40 days in Florida Itinerary

40 days in Florida Itinerary

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St. Augustine
— 2 nights
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Merritt Island
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 6 nights
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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
— 5 nights
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West Palm Beach
— 3 nights
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St. Augustine

— 2 nights
St. Get out of town with these interesting St. Augustine side-trips: Fish Amelia Island (in Fernandina Beach) and Sunset Pier Park (in Atlantic Beach). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, view the masterpieces at High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts, see the interesting displays at The Ximenez-Fatio House, and visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc..

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New York City to St. Augustine is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in January, expect St. Augustine to be warmer, temps between 65°F and 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Merritt Island.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Wildlife · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Merritt Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at Beach Pole Fitness, look and learn at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and then engage your brain at Space Shuttle Atlantis. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Brevard Veterans Memorial Museum & Military Museum, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Time and Tide Tours, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Florida Beer Company.

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Drive from St. Augustine to Merritt Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from St. Augustine in January since evenings lows in Merritt Island dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Merritt Island

Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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 12th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 13th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

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Getting from Merritt Island to Orlando by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Orlando when traveling from Merritt Island in January, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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 19th (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion.

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Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Orlando in January, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Parks · 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marathon: Sugarloaf Key Bat Tower (in Sugarloaf) and Everglades National Park (in Florida City). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marathon trip planning tool.

Drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Marathon are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Key Largo side-trips: Islamorada (Indian Key State Historic Site & Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, cast your line with a fishing tour, see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, and take in the dramatic natural features at Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park.

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You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in January, Key Largo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

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 Shark Valley Visitor Center, explore the activities along Mrazek Pond, and steep yourself in history at Nike Missile Site HM-69.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Everglades National Park trip planner.

Getting from Key Largo to Everglades National Park by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Key Largo in February since evenings lows in Everglades National Park dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Miami Beach

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (in Coral Gables), Aventura Mall (in Aventura) and Pinecrest Gardens (in Pinecrest). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, explore the world behind art at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, and enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Miami Beach driving holiday planning site.

Explore your travel options from Everglades National Park to Miami Beach with the Route module. In February in Miami Beach, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to West Palm Beach.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

West Palm Beach

— 3 nights

Orchid City

With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
Venture out of the city with trips to Funky Monkey (in Stuart), Wakodahatchee Wetlands (in Delray Beach) and Panther Ridge Conservation Center (in Wellington). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll around Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary, look for all kinds of wild species at Peaceful Waters Sanctuary, and admire the masterpieces at The Society of the Four Arts.

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Getting from Miami Beach to West Palm Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in February, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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.