12 days in Florida Itinerary

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Crystal River
— 1 day
— 4 nights
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Key West
— 3 nights
Everglades National Park
— 2 nights


Crystal River — 1 day

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 18th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Crystal River trip planner.

Atlanta to Crystal River is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Atlanta in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Crystal River, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Orlando.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
Have a day of magic on the 22nd (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 19th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and discover the magic at Epcot.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Orlando vacation maker app.

You can drive from Crystal River to Orlando in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Crystal River in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Orlando, with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Key Largo.
Theme Parks · Museums
Side Trip

Key Largo — 2 nights

Diving Capital of the World

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 23rd (Thu), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, then surround yourself with nature on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, and then immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, cast your line with Florida Keys Flats Fishing, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally take a tour of USCG Duane.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Key Largo trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Orlando to Key Largo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Key Largo sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 63°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Key West.
Wildlife · Tours · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip

Key West — 3 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.
When in Key West, make a side trip to see Bahia Honda State Park in Big Pine Key, approximately Big Pine Key away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mallory Square, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Key West day trip site.

Getting from Key Largo to Key West by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Key Largo in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can fly to Everglades National Park.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trip

Everglades National Park — 2 nights

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the activities along Slough Slog and then identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail, stroll through Gumbo Limbo Trail, then contemplate the long history of Nike Missile Site HM-69, and finally hike along Pineland Trail.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read Everglades National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Everglades National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Everglades National Park can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

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.