18 days in Florida Itinerary

18 days in Florida Itinerary

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18 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen
+2
Ferry + Taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Miami
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Orlando
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Playa del Carmen

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.
Bring the kids along to South Beach and Miami Children's Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center, Pineland Trail, & more). There's much more to do: walk around Lincoln Road, see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Miami online day trip planner .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Miami is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also fly; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Miami Children's Museum ©
Miami Children's Museum

4
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Attractions like Bahia Honda State Park and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Marathon's surroundings by going to National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key), Islamorada (Islamorada Brewery & Distillery, Petals With Pizzazz, & more) and Key Largo (Swim with Dolphins & Island Dolphin Care). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find out how to plan a trip to Marathon, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Miami to Marathon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. December in Marathon sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Key Largo, Islamorada, Big Pine Key
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Key West Aquarium. Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, make a trip to Mallory Square, explore the galleries of Truman Little White House, and contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, daytime highs in Key West are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Key West Aquarium ©
Key West Aquarium
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage 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.
Family-friendly places like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, look for all kinds of wild species at Disney's Animal Kingdom, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando, and make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip site .

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 January, expect Orlando to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

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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