21 days in Florida Itinerary

21 days in Florida Itinerary

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Start: Brisbane
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  25 h
1
Key West
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
2
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Key Largo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Brisbane

5
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum. Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, appreciate the history behind Florida Keys Historical Military Memorial, get engrossed in the history at Key West Firehouse Museum, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West online tour itinerary maker.

Brisbane, Australia to Key West is an approximately 27- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 15 hours. Traveling from Brisbane in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Key West: highs are around 35°C and lows about 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum ©
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

3
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Family-friendly places like Bahia Honda State Park and Dolphin Research Center will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, get all the information you need at Pigeon Key Foundation, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon attractions planner.

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Marathon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Island Dolphin Care. There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Key Largo travel route planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Islamorada
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center ©
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: JP Outfitters Inc. (in Hollywood) and Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center, Slough Slog, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, admire the striking features of Art Deco Historic District, and enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Miami online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Miami takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, JP Outfitters Inc., Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Art Deco Historic District
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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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.
Family-friendly places like Universal's Islands of Adventure and Walt Disney World Resort will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, have some family-friendly fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure, take in nature's colorful creations at Harry P. Leu Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Miami to Orlando by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Miami in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Orlando, with lows around 19°C. You will leave for home on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

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

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