8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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Drive
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Miami
— 1 day
Fly
2
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Ocala
— 1 night
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Miami

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): have fun at Lock & Load Miami, then examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and finally take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami online travel route planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Miami is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August in Miami, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

2
nights
Key West

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, take an unforgettable tour with Air Adventures Helicopter Tours, explore the world behind art at Fort East Martello Museum, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planner.

Getting from Miami to Key West by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Key West sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 81°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

4
nights
Orlando

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.
Pack the 12th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort and make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando online visit planner.

Fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in August, Orlando is slightly colder at night with lows of 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Ocala.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

1
night
Ocala

Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): whizz through the canopy at Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours, paddle through the water with Silver Springs Kayaking LLC, and then work some fitness into your day at Sholom Park.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ocala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Ocala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Ocala can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Ocala

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

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.