36 days in Florida Itinerary

36 days in Florida Itinerary

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Everglades National Park
— 3 nights
Bus to Dadeland South Stat.Rail Southbound, Bus to Miami Beach
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Miami Beach
— 5 nights
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Islamorada
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Key West
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Marco Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fort Myers Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Orlando
— 6 nights
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Everglades National Park

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Visiting Shark Valley Visitor Center and Everglades City Fishing Charters will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail, explore the activities along Slough Slog, hike along Pineland Trail, and stroll through Gumbo Limbo Trail.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Everglades National Park road trip planner.

New York City to Everglades National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in November; daily highs in Everglades National Park reach 82°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 29:

5
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Miami Beach

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lincoln Road and South Beach. For shopping fun, head to Aventura Mall or Dolphin Mall. Get out of town with these interesting Miami Beach side-trips: Garman Sculpture Works (in Oakland Park), Dadeland Mall (in Kendall) and Sawgrass Mills (in Sunrise). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, stop by The Official Art Deco Gift Shop, see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, and take a stroll through Collins Avenue.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Miami Beach trip maker website.

You can take a bus from Everglades National Park to Miami Beach in 4 hours. In November, daytime highs in Miami Beach are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 4:

4
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Islamorada

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.
Head to Zero Dress Code Boutique and Gallery Moradafor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Anne's Beach. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery, get outside with Contagious Charters, view the masterpieces at Rain Barrel Village, and immerse yourself in nature at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Islamorada driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Miami Beach to Islamorada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:

5
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Marathon

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Head to Out of the Blue Gallery and Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photographyfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Bahia Honda State Park and Everglades National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marathon: Key Largo (Scuba & Snorkeling, Spiegel Grove, &more) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Park Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Artists in Paradise Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marathon trip planning tool.

Drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Marathon, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 13:

6
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Key West

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Dry Tortugas National Park. Attractions like Peppers of Key West and 7 Artists & Friends Gallery make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, view the masterpieces at Collections Key West, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunset Celebration, and admire the masterpieces at The Studios of Key West.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Key West tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 19:

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Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Kids will appreciate attractions like Reel Kind Fishing and Tours and Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at South Marco Beach and Tigertail Beach. Go for a jaunt from Marco Island to Ochopee to see Kirby Storter Roadside Park about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Keep In Touch, explore the activities along Capri Paddlecraft Park, take in the exciting artwork at Malenda Trick Art Gallery, and browse the fresh offerings at Marco Island Farmers Market.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Marco Island road trip website.

Ride a ferry from Key West to Marco Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Key West in December, plan for little chillier nights in Marco Island, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fort Myers Beach.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:

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Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. On the 24th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Lorne's Art Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Myers Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with Island Time Dolphin & Shelling Cruises. On the next day, enjoy some diversion at Coconut Point, look for gifts at Walker Farms, and then view the masterpieces at 2 Islands Gallery.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Myers Beach trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Fort Myers Beach takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Fort Myers Beach can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

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Orlando

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.
Bring the kids along to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Head to The Mall at Millenia and Disney Springsfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove, see Kennedy Space Center Shop, and view the masterpieces at Timothy's Gallery.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Orlando tour itinerary website.

You can drive from Fort Myers Beach to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. December in Orlando sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:

Florida travel guide

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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.