7 days in Florida Itinerary

7 days in Florida Itinerary

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7 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Knoxville
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Knoxville

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks and then steep yourself in history at Stetson Mansion. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Discovery Cove.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary planner .

Knoxville to Orlando is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Knoxville in May; daily highs in Orlando reach 88°F and lows reach 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Stetson Mansion
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

2
nights
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 29th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, then contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Key West day trip app .

Getting from Orlando to Key West by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in May since evenings lows in Key West dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 31st (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip site .

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Marathon, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
San Pablo Catholic Church ©
San Pablo Catholic Church

1
night
Key Largo

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Key Largo online visit planner .

Getting from Marathon to Key Largo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Key Largo when traveling from Marathon in May, with lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key Largo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 2nd (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln Road, then contemplate the long history of Barnacle State Historic Site, then take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, and finally kick back and relax at South Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach day trip website .

You can drive from Key Largo to Miami Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Miami Beach sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Barnacle State Historic Site
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Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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