11 days in Orlando, Miami & Florida Keys Itinerary

11 days in Orlando, Miami & Florida Keys Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip planner
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— 3 nights
— 1 night
Key Largo
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Key West
— 3 nights


Orlando — 3 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Mall at Millenia and Disney Springs. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin and Manatee Adventure Tour and Andy Romano Beachfront Park. Change things up with a short trip to Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens in Ormond Beach (about 1h 5 min away). Pack the 20th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, get curious at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

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Dallas to Orlando is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In September in Orlando, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Miami.
Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips

Miami — 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): wander the streets of Espanola Way.

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Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Miami are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Side Trip

Key Largo — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): learn about winemaking at Keys' Meads and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Key Largo Baptist Church. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Harry Harris Park, look for gifts at Florida Keys Key Lime Products, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally step aboard African Queen Canal Cruise.

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You can drive from Miami to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Key Largo, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Islamorada.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Islamorada — 1 night

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): cast your line with a fishing tour and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Islamorada trip planner.

Islamorada is just a stone's throw from Key Largo. September in Islamorada sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Key West.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Key West — 3 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Fort Zachary Taylor. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and 7 Artists & Friends Key West. When in Key West, make a side trip to see Bahia Honda State Park in Big Pine Key, approximately Big Pine Key away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and make a trip to Mallory Square.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Key West trip planner.

You can drive from Islamorada to Key West in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Florida Keys travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Parasailing & Paragliding · Landmarks
An archipelago of about 1,700 islands extending in a gentle arc south and southwest of Florida's mainland, the Florida Keys divide the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico. Many visitors on vacation come to scuba dive in the coral reefs, fossilized and exposed as sea levels declined over thousands of years. In addition to being one of the world's top diving and fishing spots, the Keys feature hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, and various tourist attractions, most of them crowded all year long with visitors on vacation. To soak up the Keys' atmosphere and discover writer Ernest Hemingway's former haunts, drive from one island to the other all the way to Key West, located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba.