15 days in Florida Itinerary

15 days in Florida Itinerary

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15 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Marathon
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 4 nights
4
Orlando
— 4 nights
End: Cleveland

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Miami Beach: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (in Coral Gables) and Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center, Gumbo Limbo Trail, & more). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at South Beach, enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, take a stroll through Collins Avenue, and get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach trip planner .

Cleveland to Miami Beach is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Cleveland in January; daily highs in Miami Beach reach 77°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Miami, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

3
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marathon: National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key), Islamorada (Islamorada Brewery & Distillery & Fishing Charters & Tours) and Island Dolphin Care (in Key Largo). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park, snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon travel route site .

Traveling by car from Miami Beach to Marathon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In January in Marathon, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Key Largo, Big Pine Key, Islamorada
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 31:
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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.
Spend the 3rd (Mon) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion, and take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West road trip website .

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 76°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Tours Outdoors
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Orlando route builder .

Getting from Key West to Orlando by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Key West in February since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Find places to stay Feb 4 — 8:
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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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