11 days in Miami, Key West & Orlando Itinerary

11 days in Miami, Key West & Orlando Itinerary

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11 days in Miami, Key West & Orlando Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Toronto

4
nights
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Islamorada) and Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, and enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Miami journey maker website .

Toronto, Canada to Miami is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in December; daily highs in Miami reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Key Largo, Shark Valley Visitor Center, Fishing Charters & Tours, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Truman Little White House, and then make a trip to Duval Street.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Key West road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. December in Key West sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Mallory Square ©
Mallory Square

4
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: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, try out the rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Orlando trip planner .

Fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in December, Orlando is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to 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
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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