11 days in Orlando & Florida Keys Itinerary

11 days in Orlando & Florida Keys Itinerary

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11 days in Orlando & Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h
1
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h
3
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h
End: New York City

4
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.
Kids will enjoy Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, look for gifts at M&M'S World Orlando, and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Orlando online tour itinerary planner .

New York City to Orlando is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get much warmer in Orlando: highs are around 77°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Islamorada.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

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

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Attractions like Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Island Dolphin Care make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Islamorada to go to Key Largo and see Florida Keys Visitor Center, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and immerse yourself in nature at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Islamorada vacation maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Orlando to Islamorada in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in December since evenings lows in Islamorada dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Key Largo
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Bahia Honda State Park. Step out of Key West with an excursion to National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key--about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, stop by Isle Cook Key West, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by bus from Islamorada to Key West takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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