11 days in Southeast Florida Itinerary

11 days in Southeast Florida Itinerary

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Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
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Key Largo
— 2 nights
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Islamorada
— 1 night
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights

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Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©

Venice of America

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.
Get outdoors at South Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Lock & Load Museum (in Miami), Lincoln Road (in Miami Beach) and Cypress Outdoor Adventures (in Everglades Wildlife Management Area). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hollywood Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fort Lauderdale trip itinerary maker app.

Indianapolis to Fort Lauderdale is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in December; daily highs in Fort Lauderdale reach 80°F and lows reach 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach

2
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Key Largo

Diving Capital of the World

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 26th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Anhinga Trail. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Jetpack Water Flights, stroll through Spiegel Grove, then get a dose of the wild on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, and finally identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Key Largo trip planner.

Drive from Fort Lauderdale to Key Largo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Key Largo, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center ©
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

1
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Islamorada

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): kick back and relax at Anne's Beach, view the masterpieces at Old Road Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Islamorada itinerary builder site.

Islamorada is just a stone's throw from Key Largo. In December, daytime highs in Islamorada are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park ©
Anne's Beach ©
Anne's Beach

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Marathon

Marathon ©

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 29th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, glide through the air with Z Flight Watersports, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): take the plunge with Skydive Key West, look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, then examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip builder site.

You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Marathon are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

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Key West

Key West ©

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, examine the collection at Oldest House & Garden Museum, admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway, and make a trip to Duval Street.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Key West are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Scuba & Snorkeling
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

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