8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip planner

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Miami
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Key West
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Orlando
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Miami

— 2 nights

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.
On the 24th (Tue), take a stroll through Lincoln Road and then admire the verdant scenery at Shark Valley Visitor Center. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then kick back and relax at South Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and finally see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Miami day trip tool.

San Francisco to Miami is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in December; daily highs in Miami reach 81°F and lows reach 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Key West

— 3 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.
Let the collections at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Truman Little White House capture your imagination. Fort Zachary Taylor and Curry Mansion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Key West: Big Pine Key (National Key Deer Refuge & Bahia Honda State Park). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Key West online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Miami to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

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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 29th (Sun): admire the striking features of Stetson Mansion, then admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, then get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando, and finally make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks. Here are some ideas for day two: make an unforgettable trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and then cool off at Discovery Cove.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando trip tool.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in December, Orlando is little chillier at night with lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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.