15 days in Florida Itinerary

15 days in Florida Itinerary

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Train to Frankfurt, Fly to Everglades National Park
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Everglades National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Key West
— 4 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Amelia Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Merritt Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly to Frankfurt, Train to Dusseldorf

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Everglades National Park — 1 night

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. Overflow from Lake Okeechobee into the Florida Bay formed these wetlands, which are home to manatees, American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and an array of wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey.
On the 16th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Long Pine Key, trek along Gumbo Limbo Trail, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Slough Slog.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Everglades National Park travel planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Everglades National Park is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. When traveling from Dusseldorf in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Everglades National Park, with highs around 39°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Key West.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Key West — 4 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Key West to Big Pine Key to see Bahia Honda State Park about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point, and steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Key West tour planner.

You can fly from Everglades National Park to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August in Key West, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Key Largo.
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Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip
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Key Largo — 2 nights

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then step aboard SS Benwood, then see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, and finally get answers to all your questions at Florida Keys Visitor Center - Key Largo Chamber of Commerce.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Key Largo online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Key West to Key Largo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Key Largo are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Amelia Island.
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Amelia Island — 1 night

The southernmost Sea Island off the coast of Florida, Amelia Island takes its name from Princess Amelia of England.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Marlin & Barrel Distillery and then get outside with Fish Amelia Island.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amelia Island journey planner.

Fly from Key Largo to Amelia Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Merritt Island.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
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Highlights from your trip

Merritt Island — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get curious at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, engage your brain at Space Shuttle Atlantis, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Merritt Island trip planner.

Getting from Amelia Island to Merritt Island by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, train, and car; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Orlando.
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Orlando — 5 nights

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 26th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Discovery Cove, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Orlando online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Merritt Island to Orlando in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In August in Orlando, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Theme Parks · Fun & Games
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Florida travel guide

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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.
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