9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

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9 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dallas

3
nights
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.
Pack the 9th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and stop by The LEGO Store Downtown Disney.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip itinerary tool .

Dallas to Orlando is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in December, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 77°F and 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks, #Shopping, #Nightlife
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

1
night
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): kick back and relax at South Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, then enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and finally wander the streets of Lincoln Road.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Miami Beach road trip planning app .

You can drive from Orlando to Miami Beach in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Miami Beach when traveling from Orlando in December, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami Beach

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lock & Load Miami
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Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Marathon itinerary planner .

You can drive from Miami Beach to Marathon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and flight. December in Marathon sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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San Pablo Catholic Church ©
San Pablo Catholic Church
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

3
nights
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.
Key West is known for adventure, museums, nightlife, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, make a trip to Duval Street, take in the waterfront at Mallory Square, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Key West are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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