8 days in Orlando & Miami Itinerary

8 days in Orlando & Miami Itinerary

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8 days in Orlando & Miami Itinerary

Start: Orlando
1
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Orlando

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.
Stetson Mansion and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum. Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 18th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Orlando. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in April, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Titusville, DeLand, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

4
nights
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.
Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Barnacle State Historic Site and Coral Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley, Anhinga Trail, & more) and Homestead Historic Town Hall Museum (in Homestead). The adventure continues: stroll through South Beach, take a stroll through Collins Avenue, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Raymond Catholic Church, and deepen your understanding at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Miami tour planner.

You can drive from Orlando to Miami in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Orlando in April, Miami is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Coral Gables, Homestead
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Shark Valley ©
Shark Valley
South Beach ©
South Beach
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

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