8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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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 19th (Sun): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and then don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center, and then take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Miami trip planner.

London, UK to Miami is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Miami reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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Key West

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Fort East Martello Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Key West visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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.
Have a day of magic on the 24th (Fri) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 22nd (Wed) 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 and discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Orlando travel site.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Orlando when traveling from Key West in December, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
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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.