8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Key Largo
— 1 night
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Marathon
— 1 night
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Key West
— 2 nights

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 24th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld and pause for some serene contemplation at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando tour itinerary builder tool.

Chicago to Orlando is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chicago to Orlando, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Chicago in December: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 77°F and lows are around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:
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Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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Key Largo

Key Largo ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care, test your problem-solving skills at Kingdom Escape Games, then find your balance on the water with PADDLE! The Florida Keys, and finally identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Key Largo attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Key Largo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in December, Key Largo is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Tours · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
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PADDLE! The Florida Keys ©
PADDLE! The Florida Keys
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center ©

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Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park, fly like a bird with Z Flight Watersports, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Marathon online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Marathon are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
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Z Flight Watersports ©
Z Flight Watersports
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
San Pablo Catholic Church ©
San Pablo Catholic Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Key West Aquarium, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and finally see the world from above with Air Adventures Helicopter Tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Key West trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Key West Fishing Connection ©
Key West Fishing Connection
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Key West Aquarium ©
Key West Aquarium

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