12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Orlando
— 3 nights
2
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
4
Key West
— 3 nights

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: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, try out the rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando road trip planner.

Madison to Orlando is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madison to Orlando is 1 hour. In January, Orlando is much warmer than Madison - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

3
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Venture out of the city with trips to Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center, Gumbo Limbo Trail, &more) and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (in Coral Gables). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, stroll through Lincoln Road, and have fun at Lock & Load Miami.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach trip planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Miami Beach in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Miami Beach is somewhat warmer than Orlando - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

2
nights
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge and then stroll through Bahia Honda State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Miami Beach to Marathon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Marathon are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center ©
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge

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.
Key West is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and make a trip to Duval Street.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Key West day trip site.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Key West sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:
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7 Artists & Friends Gallery ©
7 Artists & Friends Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

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