8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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— 1 day
Key West
— 3 nights
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Miami Beach
— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral.

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Minneapolis to Orlando is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Minneapolis to Orlando, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in May: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 88°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Beaches · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks
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Key West

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Fort Zachary Taylor and Vandenberg Wreck. Your inner history buff will appreciate Truman Little White House and St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

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Fly from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key West, with lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

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You can drive from Key West to Big Pine Key in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Big Pine Key can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
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Miami Beach

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lincoln Road and Barnacle State Historic Site. Visiting Shark Valley Visitor Center and Spiegel Grove will get you outdoors. Step out of Miami Beach to go to Key Largo and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, kick back and relax at South Beach, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Miami Beach trip maker app.

Getting from Big Pine Key to Miami Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In May in Miami Beach, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.