8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Seattle
+2
Fly + tram + bus:  8​h 15​min
1
Miami Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Seattle


1
day
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 4th (Fri), kick back and relax at South Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, then have fun at Lock & Load Miami, and finally take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Miami Beach holiday builder app .

Seattle to Miami Beach is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight, tram, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Miami Beach due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in January, things will get warmer in Miami Beach: highs are around 77°F and lows about 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lock & Load Miami
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Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

3
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.
Pack the 5th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 7th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip app .

Getting from Miami Beach to Orlando by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miami Beach in January: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 71°F and lows are around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
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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

1
day
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 8th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then stroll through Bahia Honda State Park, and finally snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Marathon online trip maker .

Drive from Orlando to Marathon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Orlando in January: high temperatures in Marathon hover around 77°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
San Pablo Catholic Church ©
San Pablo Catholic Church
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

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.
On the 9th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, and finally stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, daytime highs in Key West are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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