8 days in Miami, Key West & Orlando Itinerary

8 days in Miami, Key West & Orlando Itinerary

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8 days in Miami, Key West & Orlando Itinerary

Start: Ellicott City
Fly:  8​h
1
Miami
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Key West
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Ellicott City

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.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Coral Gables Merrick House.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami custom trip planner.

Ellicott City to Miami is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Ellicott City in November; daily highs in Miami reach 81°F and lows reach 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Coral Gables Merrick House and Gardens, South Beach
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Bayside Marketplace ©
Bayside Marketplace

1
day
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Key West vacation trip planner.

Getting from Miami to Key West by combination of tram and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. November in Key West sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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.
Visit Stetson Mansion and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum for their historical value. Kids will enjoy Walt Disney World Resort and SeaWorld Orlando. Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Ormond Beach in Ormond Beach--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Downtown Orlando.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in November, Orlando is a bit cooler at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Stetson Mansion, Ormond Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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