7 days in Orlando, Key West & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

7 days in Orlando, Key West & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

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7 days in Orlando, Key West & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Toronto

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.
Get outdoors at Beach at Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Lightner Museum and Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to Cape Canavarel National Cemetery (in Scottsmoor), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Canaveral) and St. Augustine (Flagler College & Memorial Presbyterian Church). It doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology and discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Orlando is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in March, expect Orlando to be much warmer, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Ormond Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours, Beach at Daytona Beach, Cape Canavarel National Cemetery
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SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology ©
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
Fishing Charters & Tours
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach

1
night
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 5th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip planner.

Getting from Orlando to Key West by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in March since evenings lows in Key West dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Key West

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea

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 6th (Fri), kick back and relax at Hollywood Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Olas Beach, and finally stroll around Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands, then identify plant and animal life at Wakodahatchee Wetlands, and then trek along Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Fort Lauderdale online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Fort Lauderdale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hollywood Beach, Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center, Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands, Wakodahatchee Wetlands
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Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach
Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach
Fort Lauderdale Beach Park ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach Park

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