12 days in Florida, Virginia & North Carolina Itinerary

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— 4 nights
Virginia Beach
— 1 night
— 1 night
Key West
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


Orlando — 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Saint Cloud--about 38 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 11th (Sun) at Magic Kingdom Park. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Orlando journey planner.

Fortaleza, Brazil to Orlando is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Fortaleza to Orlando due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Fortaleza, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Virginia Beach.
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Virginia Beach — 1 night

The Resort City

Holding a record for the longest pleasure beach in the world, Virginia Beach showcases 35 miles of coastline and maintains a longstanding reputation as a family-friendly vacation destination.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Chrysler Museum of Art, learn about all things military at Military Aviation Museum, and then take in the waterfront at Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Virginia Beach trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Orlando to Virginia Beach in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, Virginia Beach is much colder than Orlando - with highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Wilmington.
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Wilmington — 1 night

Holiday in Willington to discover a charming coastal city filled with azalea gardens, historical neighborhoods, and cozy cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): let the kids burn off some steam at Hugh McRae Park - renamed Long Leaf Park and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Wilmington holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Virginia Beach to Wilmington takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Virginia Beach in February, you will find days in Wilmington are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly to Key West.
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Key West — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): cruise along The Overseas Highway, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West day trip app.

Getting from Wilmington to Key West by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Wilmington in February: highs in Key West hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly to Miami.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Miami — 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then get outside with Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and then identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Miami itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Key West to Miami by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Miami are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel back home.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
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Florida travel guide

Disney Parks & Activities · Theme Parks · Beaches
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.

Virginia travel guide

Old Dominion
The home of the first permanent English colony in the New World, Virginia is a prime holiday destination for those looking to immerse themselves in American heritage. Proud of its colorful history, distinct culture, and southern drawl, Virginians see their state as the place where the imaginary line between the north and the south is drawn. With scenic beauties as diverse as its people, Virginia is a land of rolling hills, rugged mountains, lush valleys, dense forests, and secluded beaches along picturesque bays. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic and the west by the Appalachian Mountains, with rolling farmland in the middle, the state offers countless places to visit for history buffs, nature lovers, and passionate foodies.

North Carolina travel guide

The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.