8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Miami Beach
— 1 day
Bus to Stephen P Clark Center, Bus to Everglades National Park
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Everglades National Park
— 1 night
Bus
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Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive
4
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive
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Key West
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Orlando
— 2 nights
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Miami Beach

— 1 day

The World's Playground

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 12th (Sat), kick back and relax at 12th Street Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and then admire the striking features of Art Deco Historic District.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Miami Beach journey planner.

New York City to Miami Beach is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Miami Beach to be much hotter, temps between 81°F and 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Everglades National Park

— 1 night

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on Everglades Birding and then grab your bike and head to Shark Valley Visitor Center.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Everglades National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Miami Beach to Everglades National Park takes 4 hours. In December in Everglades National Park, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key Largo.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 14th (Mon), see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, then get the adrenaline pumping with Jetpack Water Flights, then find your balance on the water with PADDLE! The Florida Keys, and finally identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Key Largo sightseeing planning app.

You can take a bus from Everglades National Park to Key Largo in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Everglades National Park in December, expect little chillier with lows of 66°F in Key Largo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Marathon

— 1 night

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 15th (Tue), kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, fly like a bird with Z Flight Watersports, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Marathon road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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 16th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Key West trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Key West are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Stetson Mansion, then get a dose of the wild on Blue Heron River Tours Inc, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Orlando road trip website.

Getting from Key West to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Orlando, with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.