9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive
4
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive
5
Miami
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Have a day of magic on the 29th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 30th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip planning site.

Columbus to Orlando is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Columbus in December, with highs in Orlando at 77°F and lows at 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Marathon (Z Flight Watersports & San Pablo Catholic Church). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Key West Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Orlando to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Orlando in December, with lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Big Pine Key

— 1 night
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. On the 3rd (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Sugarloaf Key Bat Tower, then cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Key West, then get outside with Florida Keys Kayaks and Eco Tours, and finally kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Big Pine Key trip maker tool.

You can drive from Key West to Big Pine Key in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Big Pine Key can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

Key Largo

— 1 night

Diving Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, then test your team's savvy at Kingdom Escape Games, then glide peacefully along the water with PADDLE! The Florida Keys, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Key Largo trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Big Pine Key to Key Largo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Big Pine Key in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Key Largo, with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Miami

— 1 night

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 5th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and then stroll around Lincoln Road.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Miami visit planner.

Getting from Key Largo to Miami by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

4.4
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.