15 days in Florida Itinerary

15 days in Florida Itinerary

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15 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Everglades National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
+3
bus + taxi + bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London


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2
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at South Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and then wander the streets of Lincoln Road.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach day trip tool .

London, UK to Miami Beach is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London to Miami Beach, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Miami Beach hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
South Beach ©
South Beach

3
nights
Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park ©
A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Everglades National Park is known for wildlife, trails, nature, adventure, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley Visitor Center, hike along Gumbo Limbo Trail, head outdoors with Osceola panthers, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Anhinga Trail.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Everglades National Park online vacation planner .

Getting from Miami Beach to Everglades National Park by bus takes about 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Everglades National Park are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
Osceola panthers ©
Osceola panthers

2
nights
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 15th (Sun), see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Marathon trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a bus from Everglades National Park to Marathon in 3 hours. In December in Marathon, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Fishing Charters & Tours, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): make a trip to Mallory Square, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and then don't miss a visit to Duval Street.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Key West online route maker .

Getting from Marathon to Key West by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, daytime highs in Key West are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and try out the rides at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Key West to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Orlando. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St. Augustine.

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

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 22nd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, enjoy some diversion at St Augustine Tennis at Treaty Park, visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then deepen your understanding at Flagler College, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the St. Augustine journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Orlando to St. Augustine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in December: highs in St. Augustine hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums Breweries & Distilleries Parks
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St. Augustine Wild Reserve ©
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
St. Augustine Distillery ©
St. Augustine Distillery

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