9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

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9 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + shuttle:  9​h 15​min
1
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Key West
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
On the 29th (Sat), see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Key Largo Chamber of Commerce and Florida Keys Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Key Largo road trip website .

Los Angeles to Key Largo is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Key Largo. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: high temperatures in Key Largo hover around 88°F and lows are around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Art On Duval Key West. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends, and see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Key West day trip website .

You can drive from Key Largo to Key West in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Marco Island online trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Key West to Marco Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Key West in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Marco Island, with lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): discover the magic at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Orlando travel route website .

Getting from Marco Island to Orlando by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Orlando are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
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Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom

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