8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists & Friends, then take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Key West online driving holiday planner .

Philadelphia to Key West is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia in September, things will get a bit warmer in Key West: highs are around 88°F and lows about 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Museums Outdoors
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7 Artists & Friends ©
7 Artists & Friends
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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.
Step out of Orlando to go to Celebration and see Corpus Christi Catholic Church, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 3rd (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, meet the residents at SeaWorld Orlando, and discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Key West to Orlando takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Key West in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 74°F in Orlando. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Corpus Christi Catholic Church
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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

2
nights
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 7th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, then have fun at Lock & Load Miami, and finally take a stroll through Lincoln Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then kick back and relax at South Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Miami Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Miami Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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