10 days in Florida Itinerary

10 days in Florida Itinerary

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10 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Orlando
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Clearwater
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe and then get in on the family fun at Discovery Cove.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Orlando is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Sydney to Orlando. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Orlando: highs are around 36°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Orlando

Beaches Outdoors Theme Parks
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2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 5th (Thu), steep yourself in history at The Oldest House Museum Complex, then enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then brush up on your military savvy at Spanish Military Hospital Museum, and finally stop by Old City Remedies. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and then contemplate the long history of Colonial Quarter.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the St. Augustine visit website .

Drive from Orlando to St. Augustine in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in May, you will find days in St. Augustine are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Clearwater.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Colonial Quarter ©
Colonial Quarter

1
night
Clearwater

Clearwater ©
Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Clearwater Beach, then see the interesting displays at Indian Rocks Historical Museum, then explore the galleries of Pinellas County Heritage Village, and finally look for gifts at Wards Seafood Market.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Clearwater day trip app .

Getting from St. Augustine to Clearwater by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Clearwater are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Clearwater

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Pinellas County Heritage Village, Indian Rocks Historical Museum
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Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Pinellas County Heritage Village ©
Indian Rocks Historical Museum ©
Indian Rocks Historical Museum

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.
On the 8th (Sun), examine the collection at Oldest House & Garden Museum, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, then identify plant and animal life at Fury Water Adventures Key West, and finally look for gifts at Peppers of Key West.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Key West driving holiday site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Clearwater to Key West in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Clearwater in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Key West. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
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 10th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, kick back and relax at South Beach, then get engrossed in the history at Stranahan House, and finally examine the collection at Bonnet House Museum and Gardens. On the next day, immerse yourself in nature at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and then look for gifts at Perfect Gifts South Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Miami, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Miami takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. May in Miami sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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