15 days in Florida Itinerary

15 days in Florida Itinerary

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15 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
4
Crystal River
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Lincoln Road, kick back and relax at South Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and finally enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Slough Slog, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and then examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami driving holiday planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Miami is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September; daily highs in Miami reach 38°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Slough Slog
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Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

2
nights
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
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 10th (Tue): see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally stop by Petals With Pizzazz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Key Largo trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Miami to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Islamorada
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
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.
When in Key West, make a side trip to see Bahia Honda State Park in Big Pine Key, approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, pause for some photo ops at Florida Keys Historical Military Memorial, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, and explore and take pictures at Mallory Square.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Key West route builder app .

Getting from Key Largo to Key West by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Crystal River.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

2
nights
Crystal River

The jewel of Florida's Nature Coast, Crystal River spreads around spring-fed Kings Bay, known for maintaining a constant 22 C (72 F) temperature all year long.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scuba & Snorkeling. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Homosassa River and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Crystal River online tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to Crystal River in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Crystal River when traveling from Key West in September, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Crystal River

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Homosassa River
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Homosassa River ©
Homosassa River

5
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: find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort, have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Orlando journey planner .

You can drive from Crystal River to Orlando in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

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

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