9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

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9 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Clearwater
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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.
On the 24th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then stop by De La Gallery, then glide through the air with Fury Water Adventures Key West, and finally look for gifts at Peppers of Key West. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then browse the different shops at Emerald's International, and finally look for gifts at We Cycle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Key West tour itinerary builder tool .

Toronto, Canada to Key West is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in September: highs in Key West hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Wildlife Shopping
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

2
nights
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, then stop by Little Havana Cigar Factory, then examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, hunt for treasures at Swap Shop, and then take an in-depth tour of Stranahan House.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Lauderdale sightseeing app .

You can fly from Key West to Fort Lauderdale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Clearwater.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Miami
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Bayside Marketplace ©
Bayside Marketplace
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Dolphin Mall ©
Dolphin Mall

2
nights
Clearwater

Clearwater ©
Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Collection, stop by Bella Moda, then admire the masterpieces at The Dali Museum, then stop by Candy Kitchen, and finally see the interesting displays at Indian Rocks Historical Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Dunedin Historical Society and Museum and then kick back and relax at Clearwater Beach.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Clearwater trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Fort Lauderdale to Clearwater by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Clearwater can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Clearwater

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, Indian Rocks Historical Museum, Dunedin Historical Society and Museum, Candy Kitchen
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The Dali Museum ©
The Dali Museum
Chihuly Collection ©
Chihuly Collection
Candy Kitchen ©
Candy Kitchen

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, then see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not, then look for gifts at The Spice & Tea Exchange of St. Augustine, and finally stop by Claude's Chocolate. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Lightner Museum, then take an in-depth tour of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then see the interesting displays at The Ximenez-Fatio House, and finally see the interesting displays at Wolf's Museum of Mystery.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine trip planner .

Traveling by car from Clearwater to St. Augustine takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in St. Augustine sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum ©
The Ximenez-Fatio House ©
The Ximenez-Fatio House

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