9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

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9 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Rochester
Fly:  7 h
1
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Rochester

2
nights
Key West

Key West ©
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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): walk around Mallory Square, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Key West travel route planner.

Rochester to Key West is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Rochester in December; daily highs in Key West reach 79°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center & Gumbo Limbo Trail). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Miami trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Miami takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December in Miami, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
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Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach

3
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic, and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Orlando trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Miami in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Orlando, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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