8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 1 night
Drive
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Key Largo
— 1 night
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Orlando

— 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Attractions like Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Kissimmee (about 34 minutes away). Pack the 3rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, make a splash at Discovery Cove, stop by M&M'S World Disney Springs, and discover the magic at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Orlando trip maker site.

Minneapolis to Orlando is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Orlando. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in July, with highs in Orlando at 91°F and lows at 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can fly to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Key West

— 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Orlando to Key West in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Key West are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Key Largo

— 1 night

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 6th (Fri), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Key Largo route website.

Getting from Key West to Key Largo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Key Largo sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.