8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida tour planner

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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Key West
— 2 nights
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Miami
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Orlando

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like Universal's Islands of Adventure and Walt Disney World Resort will thrill your kids. Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 21st (Sat) at Discovery Cove. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando route builder app.

Columbus to Orlando is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Columbus in August: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 92°F and lows are around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to fly to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park and then take in the waterfront at Mallory Square. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Key West Aquarium, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Key West planning app.

Getting from Orlando to Key West by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Key West are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can fly to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Miami

— 1 night

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 27th (Fri): have fun and explore at Miami Children's Museum, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and finally stroll around Lummus Park Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Miami day trip planning site.

Getting from Key West to Miami by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in August, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

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.