26 days in United States Itinerary

26 days in United States Itinerary

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26 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Drive:  30​min
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Sunrise
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Miami
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Homestead
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Fort Myers
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Venice
— Few hours
Bus:  45​min
6
Sarasota
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Tampa
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
New Orleans
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Tallahassee
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
10
Orlando
— 11 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Sunrise

Sunrise ©
Sunrise is a city in central-western Broward County, Florida, United States, in the Miami metropolitan area. On the 10th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, stroll around Markham Park, and then browse the different shops at Sawgrass Mills. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Wakodahatchee Wetlands, and then don't miss a visit to Atlantic Avenue.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sunrise trip planner .

Fort Lauderdale to Sunrise is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Sunrise

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Delray Beach, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
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Wakodahatchee Wetlands ©
Wakodahatchee Wetlands
Sawgrass Mills ©
Sawgrass Mills
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens ©
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

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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.
Miami is known for shopping, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, kick back and relax at South Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami online route maker .

Drive from Sunrise to Miami in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In February in Miami, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Homestead.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
South Beach ©
South Beach

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Homestead

Homestead is a city within Miami-Dade County in the U.S. Explore Homestead's surroundings by going to The Turtle Hospital (in Marathon), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Islamorada). There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, see the interesting displays at Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum, stroll around Losner Park, and stop by Robert Is Here.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Homestead trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Miami to Homestead takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Homestead are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Myers.

Things to do in Homestead

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Key Largo, Fishing Charters & Tours, The Turtle Hospital
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Fishing Charters & Tours
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park ©

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night
Fort Myers

Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then admire the natural beauty at Edison and Ford Winter Estates.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Myers online tour planner .

Drive from Homestead to Fort Myers in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. February in Fort Myers sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Fort Myers

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Edison and Ford Winter Estates ©
Edison and Ford Winter Estates

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hours
Venice

Venice
Venice is a city in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Venice day trip planning website .

You can drive from Fort Myers to Venice in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Fort Myers in February, expect nights in Venice to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. You'll set off for Sarasota on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Venice

Outdoors Tours Parks
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night
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and then sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Sarasota trip itinerary maker .

You can take a bus from Venice to Sarasota in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Sarasota, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tampa.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Siesta Key Rum ©
Siesta Key Rum
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens ©
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

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night
Tampa

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Tampa trip maker .

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Tampa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Tampa are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for New Orleans.

Things to do in Tampa

Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games

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nights
New Orleans

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
On the 21st (Fri), see the interesting displays at Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jackson Square. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, then see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral.

To see photos and tourist information, use the New Orleans online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Tampa to New Orleans takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Tampa in February, you will find days in New Orleans are little chillier (15°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sun) before leaving for Tallahassee.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
St. Louis Cathedral ©
St. Louis Cathedral

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night
Tallahassee

Tallahassee ©
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Tallahassee sightseeing planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Tallahassee by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from New Orleans in February, expect nights in Tallahassee to be a bit cooler, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge ©
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More ©
Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Orlando: St. Augustine Distillery (in St. Augustine), Stetson Mansion (in DeLand) and Merritt Island (Space Shuttle Atlantis & NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando, and try out the rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando visit site .

You can drive from Tallahassee to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from Tallahassee in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Orlando, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Merritt Island, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, St. Augustine Distillery, Gypsy Gold Horse Farm, Stetson Mansion
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Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park