9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

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9 days in Florida Itinerary

Johannesburg
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Key West
— 1 night
Fly + tram:  2​h 30​min
Miami
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  22​h 30​min
Johannesburg

3
days
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.
Pack the 30th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 1st (Sun) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Orlando visit planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Orlando is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Johannesburg to Orlando, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

2
days
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 2nd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Oldest House & Garden Museum, make a trip to Duval Street, then get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, and finally take in the waterfront at Mallory Square.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 27°C in Key West. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Miami.

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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Mallory Square ©
Mallory Square

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and finally steep yourself in history at Freedom Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, then enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami: Machine Gun Experience & Range, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Miami trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Key West to Miami in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Miami are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

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