8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Tampa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Miami Beach
— 1 night
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  3​h
4
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
End: Melbourne

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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.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tampa route planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Tampa is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in November, things will get a bit warmer in Tampa: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Tampa

#Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sacred Heart Catholic Church ©
Sacred Heart Catholic Church

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 13th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 14th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Orlando itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Tampa to Orlando takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, then have fun at Lock & Load Miami, and finally wander the streets of Lincoln Road.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Miami Beach online holiday planner .

Getting from Orlando to Miami Beach by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Orlando in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Miami Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

#Neighborhoods, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lock & Load Miami
Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, and finally take in the waterfront at Mallory Square.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Key West online trip planner .

Getting from Miami Beach to Key West by combination of bus, tram, and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in Key West sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Mallory Square ©
Mallory Square

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