9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

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9 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Fort Lauderdale
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Tampa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Pittsburgh

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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

Pittsburgh to Fort Lauderdale is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Pittsburgh in February, things will get warmer in Fort Lauderdale: highs are around 78°F and lows about 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach
Museum of Discovery and Science ©
Museum of Discovery and Science
Room Escape Games

1
night
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
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 9th (Sun): grab your bike and head to Florida Keys Visitor Center, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Molasses Reef.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Key Largo trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Fort Lauderdale to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. February in Key Largo sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Molasses Reef ©
Molasses Reef
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
Marathon

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 10th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then stroll through Bahia Honda State Park.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Key Largo in February, Marathon is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

2
nights
Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the views from Sunshine Skyway Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Treasure Island Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saint Pete Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tampa trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Marathon to Tampa in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Marathon in February, expect Tampa to be a bit cooler, temps between 74°F and 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, Treasure Island Beach, Saint Pete Beach
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Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks, don't miss a visit to Tree of Life, and then make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, then find something for the whole family at Na'vi River Journey, and then make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Orlando trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Tampa to Orlando takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Orlando sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Avatar Flight of Passage ©
Avatar Flight of Passage

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