9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Orlando
— 2 nights
train:  6​h 15​min
2
Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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.
For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary builder app .

Washington DC to Orlando is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in February; daily highs in Orlando reach 74°F and lows reach 55°F. You'll set off for Miami on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors Parks Tours

2
nights
Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park ©
A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the waterfront at West Lake Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Flamingo and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anhinga Trail.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Everglades National Park planning tool .

You can take a bus from Orlando to Everglades National Park in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Everglades National Park when traveling from Orlando in February, with lows around 68°F. You will leave for Miami on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks Trails Wildlife
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Flamingo ©
Flamingo
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
West Lake Trail ©
West Lake Trail

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at South Beach and Haulover Beach Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Art Deco Historic District and Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. Step out of Miami to go to Everglades National Park and see Shark Valley, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. It doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Freedom Tower.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Miami trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Orlando to Miami by combination of flight and tram takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Miami when traveling from Orlando in February, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

Before you visit Key West, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of tram and flight from Miami to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in February, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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