26 days in Florida Itinerary

26 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida travel planner
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Everglades National Park
— 3 nights
Key West
— 4 nights
— 3 nights
Key Largo
— 3 nights
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
— 5 nights


Miami — 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Stranahan House (in Fort Lauderdale) and Florida Airboat Rides (in Boca Raton). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Lincoln Road, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get a taste of the local shopping with Espanola Way, and explore the world behind art at Wynwood Walls.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Miami visit planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Miami is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Melbourne to Miami. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Miami, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Everglades National Park.
Shopping · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trips
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Everglades National Park — 3 nights

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. Overflow from Lake Okeechobee into the Florida Bay formed these wetlands, which are home to manatees, American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and an array of wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey.
Everglades National Park is known for wildlife, trails, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with Everglades City Fishing Charters, contemplate the waterfront views at Slough Slog, stroll through Pineland Trail, and trek along Gumbo Limbo Trail.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Everglades National Park trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Miami to Everglades National Park. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Key West.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature
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Key West — 4 nights

Conch Republic

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 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Key West online attractions planner.

You can fly from Everglades National Park to Key West in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Islamorada.
Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
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Islamorada — 3 nights

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Get out of town with these interesting Islamorada side-trips: Marathon (Crane Point Museum & Nature Center & The Turtle Hospital). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Theater of the Sea, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Florida Keys Brewing Company, admire the majestic nature at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, and view the masterpieces at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Islamorada trip planning site.

Drive from Key West to Islamorada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Islamorada are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Key Largo.
Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping
Side Trip
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Key Largo — 3 nights

Diving Capital of the World

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.
Key Largo is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Grecian Rocks, immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and do a tasting at Keys' Meads.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Key Largo trip builder.

Key Largo is just a stone's throw from Islamorada. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly to St. Augustine.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
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St. Augustine — 2 nights

St. On the 4th (Fri), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Spanish Main Antiques, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc.. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then deepen your understanding at Flagler College, and finally sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the St. Augustine trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Key Largo to St. Augustine takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key Largo in November, things will get little chillier in St. Augustine: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Orlando.
Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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Orlando — 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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 6th (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 8th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

Before you visit Orlando, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Orlando in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Florida travel guide

Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.