8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h
1
Key West
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: New York City

2
nights
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 1st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and then view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally make a trip to Mallory Square.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Key West holiday planning website .

New York City to Key West is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in Key West hover around 83°F and lows are around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

1
night
Key Largo

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.
On the 4th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Key Largo sightseeing planner.

Drive from Key West to Key Largo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in April since evenings lows in Key Largo dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Have a day of magic on the 5th (Fri) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SeaWorld Orlando, and discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Orlando trip builder .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Orlando takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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