5 days in Charlotte & Florida Itinerary

5 days in Charlotte & Florida Itinerary

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Key West
— 2 nights


Charlotte — 1 day

A rapidly growing city in central North Carolina, Charlotte is the state's largest urban center and a major regional hub for finance, industry, technology, and entertainment.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the engaging exhibits at Discovery Place Science, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Charlotte. In January, daily temperatures in Charlotte can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Orlando.
Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Childrens Museums · Museums

Orlando — 2 nights

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.
On the 25th (Tue), get in on the family fun at SeaWorld and then get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip website.

Fly from Charlotte to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Charlotte, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly to Key West.
Theme Parks

Key West — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Fort East Martello Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Oldest House & Garden Museum, then examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, then take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and finally cruise along The Overseas Highway.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key West, with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Florida travel guide

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.