11 days in Texas Gulf Coast & Florida Itinerary

11 days in Texas Gulf Coast & Florida Itinerary

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11 days in Texas Gulf Coast & Florida Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Houston
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Miami Beach
— 1 night
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne


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1
night
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 13th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Chapel of St. Basil.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Houston sightseeing planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Houston is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Houston is minus 16 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Houston hover around 34°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Houston

Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Escape Hunt ©
Escape Hunt
Glenwood Cemetery ©
Glenwood Cemetery
Minute Maid Park ©
Minute Maid Park

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.
Have a day of magic on the 15th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 17th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks, and pause for some serene contemplation at Resurrection Catholic Church.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Orlando trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Houston to Orlando in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Houston to Orlando. October in Orlando sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Resurrection Catholic Church
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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

1
night
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): wander the streets of Lincoln Road, then enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and finally stroll through South Beach.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Miami Beach trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Orlando to Miami Beach by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, make a trip to Truman Little White House, appreciate the history behind Florida Keys Historical Military Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Mallory Square, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Art On Duval Key West, then make a trip to Duval Street, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Key West travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Miami Beach to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Key West are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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