12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

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12 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + Shuttle:  9 h 45 min
1
Islamorada
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
2
Key West
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Orlando
— 6 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take a tour of African Queen Canal Cruise, meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Islamorada trip maker app.

San Francisco to Islamorada is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from San Francisco to Islamorada, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Islamorada, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

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

4
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Marathon (San Pablo Catholic Church, Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mallory Square, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary website.

You can take a bus from Islamorada to Key West in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Marathon
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7 Artists & Friends Gallery ©
7 Artists & Friends Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

6
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: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, find something for the whole family at Magic Kingdom Park, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando day trip planner.

Getting from Key West to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Key West in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 65°F in Orlando. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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