17 days in Southeast Florida Itinerary

17 days in Southeast Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southeast Florida visit planner

Make it your trip
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Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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West Palm Beach
— 1 night
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Everglades National Park

— 2 nights

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. Overflow from Lake Okeechobee into the Florida Bay formed these wetlands, which are home to manatees, American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and an array of wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey.
Everglades National Park is known for wildlife, trails, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the landscape on two wheels at Shark Valley Visitor Center, explore the activities along Slough Slog, hike along Gumbo Limbo Trail, and contemplate the long history of Nike Missile Site HM-69.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Everglades National Park holiday planner.

Duluth to Everglades National Park is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Duluth to Everglades National Park. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Duluth in March: high temperatures in Everglades National Park hover around 81°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Key West.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Key West

— 4 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Key West is known for museums, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West travel route planner.

Getting from Everglades National Park to Key West by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Key West are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Marathon

— 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 22nd (Tue), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through National Key Deer Refuge, and then stroll through Bahia Honda State Park. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Turtle Hospital, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, then examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Marathon, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Islamorada

— 2 nights

The Village of Islands

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 24th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Indian Key State Historic Site, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Florida Keys Brewing Company. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Founders Park, then stop by Bass Pro Shops, and then admire the majestic nature at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park.

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You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in March, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Islamorada

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Key Largo

— 2 nights

Diving Capital of the World

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.
On the 26th (Sat), look for gifts at Florida Keys Key Lime Products, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get a dose of the wild on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, then immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, then take a tour of African Queen Canal Cruise, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Key Largo road trip planning tool.

Key Largo is very close to Islamorada. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Key Largo when traveling from Islamorada in March, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Miami Beach

— 3 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Change things up with these side-trips from Miami Beach: Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) (in Dania Beach) and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (in Coral Gables). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Village of Merrick Park, look for gifts at The Official Art Deco Gift Shop, and buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Miami Beach visit planner.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Miami Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to West Palm Beach.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

West Palm Beach

— 1 night

Orchid City

With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Habatat Galleries, get to know the resident critters at McCarthy's Wildlife, then get a taste of the local shopping with The Box Gallery, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the West Palm Beach online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Miami Beach to West Palm Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in March, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip