9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dallas
+2
Tram + Foot + Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Key West
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Dallas

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West road trip app.

Dallas to Key West is an approximately 6- hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Key West due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dallas in February, you will find days in Key West are a bit warmer (78°F), and nights are much hotter (68°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then cast your line with a fishing tour, then view the masterpieces at Old Road Gallery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Marathon tour planner.

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Marathon are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): head outdoors with Osceola panthers, look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley Visitor Center, and then see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and then have fun and explore at Miami Children's Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Miami trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Miami in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In February, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, South Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

2
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.
On the 29th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and then find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and then find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Miami to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Miami in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Orlando, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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