8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Key West
— Few hours
bus:  45​min
2
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Siesta Key
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Atlanta

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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.
On the 12th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West travel route planner .

Atlanta to Key West is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Atlanta in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Key West, with lows of 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Parks Wildlife
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Key West Cemetery ©
Key West Cemetery

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night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Big Pine Key tour app .

Getting from Key West to Big Pine Key by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Miami.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marathon
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

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nights
Miami

Miami ©
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 14th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Tours, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, browse the different shops at Village of Merrick Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Miami visit planner .

You can drive from Big Pine Key to Miami in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and tram; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Village of Merrick Park, Aventura Mall
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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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 Happily Ever After Fireworks and Disney's Animal Kingdom will thrill your kids. Pack the 17th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. There's still lots to do: try out the rides at SeaWorld Orlando and stop by World of Chocolate Museum and Cafe.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Orlando online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Miami to Orlando in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Orlando are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
SeaWorld Orlando ©
SeaWorld Orlando
Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom

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Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach, and then make a trip to Siesta Key Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Siesta Key tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Orlando to Siesta Key by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Siesta Key Village
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach
Siesta Key Village ©
Siesta Key Village

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