6 days in Orlando, Miami & Key West Itinerary

6 days in Orlando, Miami & Key West Itinerary

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6 days in Orlando, Miami & Key West Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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 15th (Wed), find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando online itinerary planner .

Washington DC to Orlando is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Orlando: highs are around 88°F and lows about 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, buy something for everyone on your list at Lincoln Road, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and finally wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Miami trip planner .

Getting from Orlando to Miami by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in Miami are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Miami Beach
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

1
night
Key West

Key West ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Key West tour itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Miami to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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