9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

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9 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Brasilia
Fly:  12​h
1
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Clearwater
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
3
St. Petersburg
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Brasilia

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks and then look for gifts at The Mall at Millenia. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip maker website .

Brasilia, Brazil to Orlando is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brasilia to Orlando. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Clearwater.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Nightlife
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
The Mall at Millenia ©
The Mall at Millenia
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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hours
Clearwater

Clearwater
Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Tampa Premium Outlets and then step off the mainland to explore Caladesi Island State Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Island State Park, shop like a local with Stirlng Art Studios and Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Clearwater Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Clearwater road trip site .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Clearwater takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Clearwater can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors Tours Parks
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St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg ©
Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
On the 2nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Saint Pete Beach and then take in the exciting artwork at Duncan McClellan Gallery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip site .

St. Petersburg is very close to Clearwater. In May in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Saint Pete Beach
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Duncan McClellan Gallery ©
Duncan McClellan Gallery
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach

2
nights
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
On the 3rd (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Sawgrass Mills, stop by To the Moon, and then stroll through Fort Lauderdale Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fort Lauderdale online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from St. Petersburg to Fort Lauderdale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Sawgrass Mills
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Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Sawgrass Mills ©
Sawgrass Mills
To the Moon ©
To the Moon

1
night
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take a stroll through Collins Avenue, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Miami Beach trip planning site .

You can drive from Fort Lauderdale to Miami Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Bayside Marketplace
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Bayside Marketplace ©
Bayside Marketplace

1
night
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 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon travel route planner.

Drive from Miami Beach to Marathon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. May in Marathon sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally shop like a local with KEPart Studio-Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at Sunset Celebration, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, stop by Rodriguez Cigar Factory, then get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists & Friends, and finally identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip tool .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Key West are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Shopping Museums
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Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
Sunset Celebration ©
Sunset Celebration
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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