8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
+2
train + bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Key Largo
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

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.
Family-friendly places like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure will thrill your kids. Pack the 16th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Orlando road trip site .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Orlando is an approximately 15-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Orlando. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in February: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
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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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, then admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Key West online journey planner .

Fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Key West. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at Pigeon Key Foundation, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Marathon day trip tool .

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

2
nights
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
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 20th (Thu), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Key Largo trip itinerary website .

Drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Key Largo when traveling from Marathon in February, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©

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