12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive
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Daytona Beach
— 2 nights
Fly
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 4 nights
Drive

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Orlando

— 3 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 Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe and Helicopter Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf and Harry P. Leu Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orlando: Manatee Sanctuary Park (in Cape Canaveral), Cocoa Beach (in Cocoa Beach) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Kissimmee). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Lake Eola Park, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Orlando, discover the magic at World of Disney, and make a trip to Tree of Life.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Orlando travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Orlando. In November, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Daytona Beach

— 2 nights

The World's Most Famous Beach

The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church, cast your line with The Fishing Guy, then admire the natural beauty at Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens, then explore by horseback at Equestrian Adventures of Florida, and finally tee off at LPGA International. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain insight at Stetson University, see the interesting displays at Reptile Discovery Center, then take an in-depth tour of Halifax Historical Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Lillian Place Heritage Center.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Daytona Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Daytona Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in November, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Marathon

— 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 7th (Sat), see the world from above with Ultimate HeliTours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Park Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, then examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Sombrero Reef. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the majestic nature at Curry Hammock State Park, then fly like a bird with Z Flight Watersports, and then snap pictures at Old Seven Mile Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Daytona Beach to Marathon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Daytona Beach in November since evenings lows in Marathon dip to 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Naples

— 4 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Island Time Dolphin & Shelling Cruises and Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea. Family-friendly places like Golisano Children's Museum of Naples and Naples Historical Society will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Captiva Pass in Captiva Island (about 1h 20 min away).

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Naples in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Naples when traveling from Marathon in November, with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Naples

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

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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.