8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida visit planner

Make it your trip
— 4 nights
Key West
— 2 nights
Key Largo
— 1 night



— 4 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.
Attractions like Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 9th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 5th (Mon) at Discovery Cove. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld and discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary planner.

Newark to Orlando is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Orlando, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to fly to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

Key West

— 2 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.
On the 10th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Fort East Martello Museum, stroll through Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vandenberg Wreck, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Key West tour planning website.

Getting from Orlando to Key West by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key West, with lows of 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:

Key Largo

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stroll through Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Key Largo road trip site.

You can drive from Key West to Key Largo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Key West in July since evenings lows in Key Largo dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

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.