8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Richmond
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Key West
— 3 nights
3
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Richmond

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami trip planning tool .

Richmond to Miami is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Richmond in October: highs in Miami hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Miami Beach
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Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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.
Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and take in the waterfront at Mallory Square.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Key West vacation planning website .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Key West sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Nature Museums
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando, take in nature's colorful creations at Harry P. Leu Gardens, and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Orlando, with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Museums

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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