7 days in Florida Itinerary

7 days in Florida Itinerary

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7 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  8​h
1
Key West
— 1 day
bus:  45​min
2
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tampa
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Denver


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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and finally take in the waterfront at Mallory Square.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary maker .

Denver to Key West is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. When traveling from Denver in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Key West: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Museums Wildlife
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Mallory Square ©
Mallory Square

1
night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. On the 26th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Pine Key attractions planner.

You can drive from Key West to Big Pine Key in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Big Pine Key are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

1
night
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 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, browse the different shops at Lincoln Road, and then kick back and relax at South Beach.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Miami trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Big Pine Key to Miami takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and tram; or take a shuttle. In October in Miami, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Miami Beach
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando journey planner .

You can drive from Miami to Orlando in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Miami in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Orlando, with lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tampa.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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night
Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tampa day trip site .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Tampa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Tampa can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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