13 days in Florida Itinerary

13 days in Florida Itinerary

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13 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Spokane
Fly + Shuttle:  11 h 15 min
1
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Orlando
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Sarasota
— 1 night
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Spokane

2
nights
Islamorada

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 2nd (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On your second day here, sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery, look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Florida Keys Brewing Company.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Islamorada trip planner.

Spokane to Islamorada is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. While traveling from Spokane, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Islamorada, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Key Largo
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Key West to Big Pine Key to see Bahia Honda State Park about 48 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, appreciate the history behind Florida Keys Historical Military Memorial, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West road trip planner .

You can take a bus from Islamorada to Key West in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

5
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, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and discover the magic at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Orlando when traveling from Key West in May, with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sarasota.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
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SeaWorld
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Magic Kingdom Park

1
night
Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. On the 13th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Sarasota National Cemetery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Siesta Key Rum, and then glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sarasota trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Orlando to Sarasota in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Sarasota can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sarasota National Cemetery ©
Sarasota National Cemetery
Siesta Key Rum ©
Siesta Key Rum

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