11 days in Florida Itinerary

11 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip itinerary planner

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Ocala
— 2 nights
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Dunnellon
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Crystal River
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Chiefland
— 1 night
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Wakulla Springs
— 1 night
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Miramar Beach
— 6 nights
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Ocala

— 2 nights
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Your day by day itinerary now includes Silver Glen Springs, Juniper Springs and Alexander Springs Wilderness. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alexander Springs Wilderness, explore the activities along Juniper Springs, stroll around Silver Glen Springs, then pick up some local products at Earth Fare, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Ocala Downtown Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ocala road trip website.

Lexington to Ocala is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Lexington in December, expect nights in Ocala to be a bit warmer, around 52°F, while days are warmer, around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dunnellon.

Things to do in Ocala

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Dunnellon

Dunnellon is a city in Marion County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the activities along Rainbow River.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dunnellon travel planner.

You can drive from Ocala to Dunnellon in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Dunnellon are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Crystal River.

Things to do in Dunnellon

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Crystal River

The Gem of the Nature Coast

The jewel of Florida's Nature Coast, Crystal River spreads around spring-fed Kings Bay, known for maintaining a constant 22 C (72 F) temperature all year long.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Pepper Creek Pottery, appreciate the history behind Old Homosassa Veteran's Memorial, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Island Gulf Beach.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Crystal River online vacation builder.

Crystal River is just a stone's throw from Dunnellon. In December, daily temperatures in Crystal River can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chiefland.

Things to do in Crystal River

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Chiefland

— 1 night
Chiefland is a city in Levy County, Florida, United States. On the 29th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Fanning Springs State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Manatee Springs State Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Manatee Springs.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chiefland road trip planner.

Drive from Crystal River to Chiefland in an hour. December in Chiefland sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Wakulla Springs.

Things to do in Chiefland

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Wakulla Springs

— 1 night
You've now added Leon Sinks Geological Area to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab & Aquarium, then get outside with Leon Sinks Geological Area, and then admire the majestic nature at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Wakulla Springs attractions planning app.

Getting from Chiefland to Wakulla Springs by car takes about 2.5 hours. December in Wakulla Springs sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Miramar Beach.

Things to do in Wakulla Springs

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Miramar Beach

— 6 nights
Miramar Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walton County, Florida, United States. Explore Miramar Beach's surroundings by going to Air Force Armament Museum (in Fort Walton Beach) and Panama City Beach (Panama City Beach, Panama City Beach Winery, &more). The adventure continues: gain insight at Kitchenique, get outside with YOLO Board Adventures Sandestin, kick back and relax at Santa Rosa Beach, and fulfill a lifelong dream with AJ's Water Adventures.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Miramar Beach road trip website.

You can drive from Wakulla Springs to Miramar Beach in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Wakulla Springs to Miramar Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in December, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miramar Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

4.4
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.

Destin travel guide

3.9
Parasailing & Paragliding · Water Sports · Fishing Charters & Tours
World's Luckiest Fishing Village
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations. The city originated as a small fishing village, but today tourists from all over the world flock here to enjoy itineraries filled with dolphin cruises, snorkeling, and superb sailing. The city boasts a lively nightlife scene, and when the sun sets, beachfront bars and seafood restaurants are abuzz with activity. The sand of Destin's idyllic beaches is considered to be some of the whitest in the world; made up of finely ground quartz crystal, it resembles sugar.