11 days in Florida Itinerary

11 days in Florida Itinerary

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11 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Spokane
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Miami
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h
4
Naples
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Sarasota
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Tampa
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Spokane

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and finally take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Miami road trip planner .

Spokane to Miami is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. While traveling from Spokane, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Miami, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
South Beach ©
South Beach
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, categoryPhrases.phrase.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 finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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You can drive from Miami to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Key Largo are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Key West.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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 4th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cast your line with a fishing tour, then don't miss a visit to Truman Little White House, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Key West, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

1
night
Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then examine the collection at Revs Institute, and then take in the waterfront at Naples Pier.

To see reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Naples trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Key West to Naples takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in May, plan for little chillier nights in Naples, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Naples

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Revs Institute ©
Revs Institute

1
night
Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Sarasota National Cemetery, then find your balance on the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area, and then walk around Bayfront Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sarasota driving holiday planner .

Drive from Naples to Sarasota in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Sarasota, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampa.

Things to do in Sarasota

Tours Adventure Parks
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sarasota National Cemetery ©
Sarasota National Cemetery
Bayfront Park ©
Bayfront Park

1
night
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 8th (Sat), appreciate the history behind 9/11 Fallen Heroes Memorial, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then have some family-friendly fun at Axe Throwing Tampa.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampa online trip builder .

You can drive from Sarasota to Tampa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tampa can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Tampa

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Axe Throwing Tampa ©
Axe Throwing Tampa

3
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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, and try out the rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando vacation planner.

Getting from Tampa to Orlando by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Orlando are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
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Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park

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