6 days in Key West, Orlando & Miami Itinerary

6 days in Key West, Orlando & Miami Itinerary

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6 days in Key West, Orlando & Miami Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Key West
— 1 night
2
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor and then stop by Isle Cook Key West. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Rock House Masterpieces, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, and finally identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Key West day trip site .

Philadelphia to Key West is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in December, with highs in Key West at 79°F and lows at 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, then look for gifts at The Mall at Millenia, then get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Premium Outlets - Vineland Avenue, and finally discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando visit planner .

Traveling by car from Key West to Orlando takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in December since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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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.
On the 23rd (Sun), kick back and relax at South Beach, then take a stroll through Collins Avenue, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and finally browse the different shops at Village of Merrick Park. On your second day here, make a trip to Bayside Marketplace and then shop like a local with Aventura Mall.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Orlando to Miami in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 68°F in Miami. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Village of Merrick Park, Aventura Mall
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Bayside Marketplace ©
Bayside Marketplace
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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