9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

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Miami
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Key West
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Orlando
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Miami

— 2 nights

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.
Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park), Island Dolphin Care (in Key Largo) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on Cypress Outdoor Adventures, take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, head outdoors with JP Outfitters Inc., and enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Miami travel itinerary planner.

Columbus to Miami is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Columbus in December: high temperatures in Miami hover around 81°F and lows are around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Key West

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally look for gifts at Blue. On your second day here, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, observe the fascinating underwater world at Key West Aquarium, then take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and finally make a trip to Duval Street.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Key West tour builder website.

Getting from Miami to Key West by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Key West, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Tours

Orlando

— 4 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.
Pack the 1st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 30th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort and discover the magic at World of Disney.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando itinerary planner.

Getting from Key West to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in December since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping

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.