8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Daytona Beach
— 1 day
Drive
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Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampa
— 1 night
Fly
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Key West
— 1 night
Drive
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Key Largo
— 1 night
Fly

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Daytona Beach

— 1 day

The World's Most Famous Beach

The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
On the 20th (Sat), look for gifts at Total Wines & More, kick back and relax at Andy Romano Beachfront Park, then brush up on your military savvy at Veterans Museum & Education Center, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Daytona Beach travel planner.

Indianapolis to Daytona Beach is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Indianapolis in March, with highs in Daytona Beach at 76°F and lows at 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Kids will enjoy Universal Orlando Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 22nd (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando planner.

Drive from Daytona Beach to Orlando in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Orlando are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Tampa.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Tampa

— 1 night

Big Guava

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and then appreciate the history behind 9/11 Fallen Heroes Memorial.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tampa travel planner.

Drive from Orlando to Tampa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Tampa are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Key West

— 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Fri), explore the galleries of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, then take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Tampa to Key West in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Tampa in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Key West, with lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

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 27th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care, view the masterpieces at Old Road Gallery, then take a memorable tour with Florida Keys Flats Fishing, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Key Largo route maker tool.

You can drive from Key West to Key Largo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Key Largo when traveling from Key West in March, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.