12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip planner

Make it your trip
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Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive
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Crystal River
— 1 night
Fly
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Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
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Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive
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Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Orlando

— 2 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Saint Cloud (about 38 minutes away). Have a day of magic on the 15th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 16th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary planning tool.

Weston to Orlando is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Weston in March; daily highs in Orlando reach 78°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Crystal River.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Crystal River

— 1 night

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 17th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Three Sisters Springs.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Crystal River online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Crystal River takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, Crystal River is a bit cooler than Orlando - with highs of 73°F and lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Crystal River

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley Visitor Center and then surround yourself with nature on Everglades Birding. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Nike Missile Site HM-69, then trek along Gumbo Limbo Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Everglades National Park trip builder tool.

Fly from Crystal River to Everglades National Park in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, Everglades National Park is somewhat warmer than Crystal River - with highs of 81°F and lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Key Largo.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Trails

Key Largo

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, cast your line with Florida Keys Flats Fishing, and then stroll through Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Key Largo online holiday maker.

You can take a bus from Everglades National Park to Key Largo in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Everglades National Park in March, expect little chillier with lows of 63°F in Key Largo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Islamorada

— 2 nights

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 21st (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Anne's Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Sombrero Reef, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Turtle Hospital.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Islamorada trip itinerary builder.

Islamorada is very close to Key Largo. Traveling from Key Largo in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Islamorada, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Key West.

Things to do in Islamorada

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Key West: Big Pine Key (National Key Deer Refuge & Bahia Honda State Park). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, and see the vivid underwater world at Western Dry Rocks.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Islamorada to Key West in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Key West sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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.