8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive
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Miami
— 2 nights
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Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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 6th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 5th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Orlando tour planning site.

Newark to Orlando is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, Orlando is much warmer than Newark - with highs of 71°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to fly to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Key West

— 2 nights

Conch Republic

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 8th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and then take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Oldest House & Garden Museum, stroll through Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, and finally steep yourself in history at Curry Mansion Inn.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Key West day trip planner.

Fly from Orlando to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Key Largo

— 1 night

Diving Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, surround yourself with nature on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, then meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, and finally stroll through Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Key Largo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Key West to Key Largo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Key West in January, plan for little chillier nights in Key Largo, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Miami

— 2 nights

Magic City

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 11th (Tue): kick back and relax at South Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and finally explore the galleries of The Wolfsonian - Florida International University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and then see what you can catch with Miami Peacock Adventures - Day Tours.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Miami attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Miami takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in January, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.