43 days in Florida Itinerary

43 days in Florida Itinerary

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Sarasota
— 1 night
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Marco Island
— 3 nights
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Everglades National Park
— 5 nights
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Miami
— 4 nights
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Key Largo
— 4 nights
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Islamorada
— 4 nights
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Marathon
— 5 nights
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Key West
— 5 nights
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Fort Walton Beach
— 3 nights
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Merritt Island
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 6 nights
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Sarasota

— 1 night
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. On the 19th (Mon), sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum, identify plant and animal life at Ted Sperling Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at The Dali Museum, then explore the world behind art at Imagine Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Duncan McClellan Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sarasota online trip planner.

Tampa to Sarasota is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Sarasota are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sarasota

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Marco Island

— 3 nights
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. Change things up with a short trip to Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery in Ochopee (about 58 minutes away). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Keep In Touch, kick back and relax at Tigertail Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along Goodland Boating Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Marco Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Marco Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Marco Island

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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: identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center, trek along Anhinga Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pa-hay-okee Trail, and get a new perspective on things with Everglades City Fishing Charters.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Everglades National Park tour planning site.

Explore your travel options from Marco Island to Everglades National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Marco Island in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 75°F in Everglades National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trip

Miami

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Panther Ridge Conservation Center (in Wellington), Florida Airboat Rides (in Boca Raton) and JP Outfitters Inc. (in Hollywood). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and shop like a local with Aventura Mall.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Miami day trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Everglades National Park to Miami with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Key Largo is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with Florida Keys Flats Fishing, pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Deep, take a memorable tour with Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Island Time Day Spa.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Key Largo trip builder.

Drive from Miami to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Key Largo sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Islamorada

— 4 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, head outdoors with Satisfaction Charters Inc., indulge your thirst for a good beer at Florida Keys Brewing Company, and view the masterpieces at Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery.

For photos and tourist information, read Islamorada day trip website.

Islamorada is just a short distance from Key Largo. In May, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marathon side-trips: SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key), Everglades National Park (in Florida City) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Big Pine Key). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park, take in the exciting artwork at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, and stroll through Sunset Park Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marathon itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Marathon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Marathon, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can 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.
Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Curry Mansion.

Plan my trip to Key West with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Key West sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Fort Walton Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Fort Walton Beach

— 3 nights
Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Walton Beach: National Naval Aviation Museum (in Pensacola), Panama City Beach (Panama City Beach, Panama City Beach Winery, &more) and Chase-N-Fins (in Pensacola Beach). There's more to do: stroll through Turkey Creek Nature Trail and deepen your understanding at Kitchenique.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fort Walton Beach day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Fort Walton Beach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Key West to Fort Walton Beach. Expect slightly colder evenings in Fort Walton Beach when traveling from Key West in May, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Merritt Island.

Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Merritt Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and then get a new perspective on things with Time and Tide Tours. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Brevard Veterans Memorial Museum & Military Museum, see the interesting displays at U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Museum, then get curious at Space Shuttle Atlantis, then soothe aching muscles at Beach Pole Fitness, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Merritt Island online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Fort Walton Beach to Merritt Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Walton Beach to Merritt Island is 1 hour. Traveling from Fort Walton Beach in May, Merritt Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Merritt Island

Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours · Wildlife

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 26th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 31st (Mon) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, make a splash at Discovery Cove, pause for some serene contemplation at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral, and take in nature's colorful creations at Harry P. Leu Gardens.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Orlando online travel route planner.

Drive from Merritt Island to Orlando in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites

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.