51 days in Florida Itinerary

51 days in Florida Itinerary

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51 days in Florida Itinerary

Seoul
train + Fly:  20​h 15​min
Orlando
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
Clearwater
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Siesta Key
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Marco Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Key West
— 8 nights
Drive:  45​min
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Marathon
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
Everglades National Park
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
West Palm Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Miami Beach
— 5 nights
+3
bus + tram + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
Santa Rosa Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Pensacola Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  31​h
Seoul

8
days
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ormond Beach and Beach at Daytona Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Orlando: BOXELDER (in Sanford) and Stetson Mansion (in DeLand). Pack the 13th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 15th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's lots more to do: discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, get in on the family fun at SeaWorld Orlando, make a splash at Universal Orlando Resort, and look for gifts at The LEGO Store.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Orlando holiday planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Orlando is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Seoul to Orlando, you'll gain 14 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Orlando is much warmer than Seoul - with highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Clearwater.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Beach at Daytona Beach, Stetson Mansion, Ormond Beach, BOXELDER
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Ormond Beach

4
days
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Clearwater Beach and Caladesi Island State Park. Get outdoors at Saint Pete Beach and Madeira Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Clearwater: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Madeira Beach), Fred Howard Park (in Tarpon Springs) and Florida Orange Groves and Winery (in St. Petersburg). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Honeymoon Island State Park and play a few rounds at Dunedin Golf & Country Club.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Clearwater sightseeing planner.

Drive from Orlando to Clearwater in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Clearwater sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dunedin, Madeira Beach, Fred Howard Park, Saint Pete Beach, Florida Orange Groves and Winery
Highlights from your plan
Clearwater Beach
Saint Pete Beach
Caladesi Island State Park

2
days
Siesta Key

Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
On the 25th (Mon), kick back and relax at Venice Beach, kick back and relax at Nokomis Beach, and then kick back and relax at Turtle Beach. On your second day here, look for gifts at Le Macaron, kick back and relax at Crescent Beach, and then kick back and relax at Siesta Beach.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Siesta Key vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Clearwater to Siesta Key takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Venice Beach, Le Macaron, Nokomis Beach
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach
Crescent Beach
Turtle Beach

2
days
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. On the 27th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Waterside Shops and then enjoy the sand and surf at Barefoot Beach Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tigertail Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Marco Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Marco Island tour planner.

Traveling by car from Siesta Key to Marco Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Waterside Shops, Barefoot Beach Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Barefoot Beach Preserve
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
South Marco Beach

7
days
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.
Get in touch with nature at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Dry Tortugas National Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, choose your vessel at Fun In The Sun Key West, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Key West tour planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Marco Island to Key West in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Marco Island in December, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
days
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge and then identify plant and animal life at Blue Hole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Calusa Beach.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Big Pine Key vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Key West to Big Pine Key takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Big Pine Key can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge
Blue Hole

3
days
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Relax by the water at Sombrero Beach and Sunset Park Beach. Get outdoors at Anne's Beach and The Turtle Hospital. Take a break from Marathon with a short trip to Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park in Islamorada, about 36 minutes away. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marathon itinerary builder.

Marathon is just a short distance from Big Pine Key. In January in Marathon, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Islamorada, Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sombrero Beach
Anne's Beach

5
days
Everglades National Park

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Escape the urban bustle at Shark Valley and Gumbo Limbo Trail. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Everglades National Park. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Shark River Slough, and hike along Pa-hay-okee Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Everglades National Park vacation builder.

You can take a bus from Marathon to Everglades National Park in 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Everglades National Park are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to West Palm Beach.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Everglades National Park
Highlights from your plan
Anhinga Trail
Everglades National Park

4
days
West Palm Beach

With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and Lake Worth Beach. Get in touch with nature at Peanut Island Park and Panther Ridge Conservation Center. Step out of West Palm Beach to go to Delray Beach and see Wakodahatchee Wetlands, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, meet the residents at McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary, and explore the world behind art at Norton Museum of Art.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our West Palm Beach sightseeing planner.

Getting from Everglades National Park to West Palm Beach by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Everglades National Park in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in West Palm Beach, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Beach, Wakodahatchee Wetlands, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, Lake Worth Beach, Peanut Island Park
Highlights from your plan
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
Peanut Island Park
Loggerhead Marinelife Center

5
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to South Beach and Matheson Hammock Park. You'll get in some beach time at Haulover Beach Park and Fort Lauderdale Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami Beach: Las Olas Beach (in Fort Lauderdale) and Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Lincoln Road, shop like a local with Espanola Way, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Tours, and don't miss a visit to Ocean Drive.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Miami Beach sightseeing planner.

You can drive from West Palm Beach to Miami Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Miami Beach are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Rosa Beach.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale, Coral Gables, Haulover Beach Park, Hollywood Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Beach
Haulover Beach Park
Fort Lauderdale Beach

3
days
Santa Rosa Beach

Visit Santa Rosa Beach and Grayton Beach State Park for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Beach at Panama City and Crystal Sands Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santa Rosa Beach: Panama City Beach (Gulf World & Panama City Beach Winery). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Henderson Beach State Park and look for gifts at Goatfeathers Seafood Market.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Santa Rosa Beach trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Miami Beach to Santa Rosa Beach by combination of bus, tram, flight, and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Miami Beach to Santa Rosa Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Miami Beach in January, things will get slightly colder in Santa Rosa Beach: highs are around 18°C and lows about 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in Santa Rosa Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Panama City Beach, Destin
Highlights from your plan
Santa Rosa Beach
Beach at Panama City
Grayton Beach State Park

2
days
Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll through Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Veterans Memorial Park, and then take a leisurely stroll along Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Pensacola Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Navarre Beach, and then look for gifts at Crabs We Got Em.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pensacola Beach itinerary planner.

You can drive from Santa Rosa Beach to Pensacola Beach in 1.5 hours. In January in Pensacola Beach, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Pensacola, Navarre Beach
Highlights from your plan
Navarre Beach
Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier

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