8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Key West
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Key West route planner .

Atlanta to Key West is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): stop by Robert Is Here, then look for all kinds of wild species at Everglades Alligator Farm, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Key Largo attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Key West to Key Largo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Homestead, Islamorada
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, stroll through South Beach, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and finally have fun at Lock & Load Miami.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Miami trip tool .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Miami takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miami Beach
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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.
Step out of Orlando with an excursion to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Anaheim--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort, test your team's savvy at The Escape Game Orlando, take in nature's colorful creations at Harry P. Leu Gardens, and discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Miami to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©

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