19 days in Florida & Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

19 days in Florida & Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Key West
— 5 nights
2
Key Largo
— 2 nights
3
Miami
— 2 nights
4
Marco Island
— 2 nights
5
Orlando
— 7 nights

5
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 (Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, Sombrero Beach, &more) and Big Pine Key (National Key Deer Refuge & Bahia Honda State Park). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Key West journey planning app.

Cedar Rapids to Key West is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cedar Rapids to Key West is 1 hour. Traveling from Cedar Rapids in April, expect Key West to be much warmer, temps between 83°F and 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Marathon, Big Pine Key
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7 Artists & Friends Gallery ©
7 Artists & Friends Gallery
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

2
nights
Key Largo

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.
On the 30th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Florida Keys Brewing Company. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, look for gifts at Scooby's Popcorn, identify plant and animal life at Molasses Reef, then step aboard Spiegel Grove, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Florida Keys Visitor Center.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Key Largo tour itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Key West to Key Largo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in April since evenings lows in Key Largo dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Islamorada
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lincoln Road, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, and finally wander the streets of Collins Avenue. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, get outside with JP Outfitters Inc., then enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, and finally see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Miami trip builder tool.

Getting from Key Largo to Miami by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Miami Beach, JP Outfitters Inc.
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Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

2
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): hike along Kirby Storter Roadside Park and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): walk around Frank E. Mackle Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then identify plant and animal life at Capri Paddlecraft Park.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Marco Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Miami to Marco Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Miami in May, Marco Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Marco Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Ochopee
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Capri Paddlecraft Park ©
Capri Paddlecraft Park

7
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.
When in Orlando, make a side trip to see Boat Tours & Water Sports in Saint Cloud, approximately Saint Cloud away. The adventure continues: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic, and test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando.

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Getting from Marco Island to Orlando by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daytime highs in Orlando are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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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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