9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida travel planner
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Key West
— 2 nights
Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
Key Largo
— 1 night


Orlando — 3 nights

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.
Have a day of magic on the 20th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, take in nature's colorful creations at Harry P. Leu Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planning tool.

New York City to Orlando is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Orlando at 78°F and lows at 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Key West.
Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
Side Trip

Key West — 2 nights

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 23rd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Fort East Martello Museum, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Oldest House & Garden Museum, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion Inn, and finally explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West online road trip planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Key West in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in March, Key West is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly to Everglades National Park.
Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Everglades National Park — 2 nights

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. Overflow from Lake Okeechobee into the Florida Bay formed these wetlands, which are home to manatees, American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and an array of wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley Visitor Center and then contemplate the waterfront views at Slough Slog. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Nike Missile Site HM-69, trek along Gumbo Limbo Trail, and then hike along Anhinga Trail.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Everglades National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Key West to Everglades National Park in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Everglades National Park are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Key Largo.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Key Largo — 1 night

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 27th (Mon), head outdoors with Florida Keys Flats Fishing, tour the pleasant surroundings at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Key Largo trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Everglades National Park to Key Largo in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Key Largo when traveling from Everglades National Park in March, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Florida travel guide

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.