21 days in Florida Itinerary

21 days in Florida Itinerary

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21 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  25​h
1
Key West
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Marathon
— 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.
Bring the kids along to Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum. Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get engrossed in the history at Key West Firehouse Museum, and view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Key West trip itinerary planning site .

Brisbane, Australia to Key West is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Key West is minus 15 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in October, with highs in Key West at 35°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum ©

3
nights
Marathon

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 Sombrero Beach will thrill your kids. When in Marathon, make a side trip to see National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key, approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get all the information you need at Pigeon Key Foundation, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon tour itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Marathon are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Island Dolphin Care. Explore Key Largo's surroundings by going to Islamorada (Parasailing & Paragliding & Fishing Charters & Tours). The adventure continues: get close to the beloved marine mammals with Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and step aboard USCG Duane.

Planning Key Largo trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Key Largo can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Islamorada
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center, Slough Slog, & more) and JP Outfitters Inc. (in Hollywood). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, and get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Miami visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Miami takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Miami, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, admire the natural beauty at Harry P. Leu Gardens, and make a trip to Cinderella Castle.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Orlando when traveling from Miami in November, 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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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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