12 days in Philadelphia & Florida Itinerary

12 days in Philadelphia & Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip itinerary planner

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Fly to New York JFK, Train to Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 2 nights
Fly
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Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive
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Crystal River
— 1 night
Drive to Tampa International Airport, Fly to Muscat

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Philadelphia

— 3 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S. democracy, as it was once the meeting place for the country's Founding Fathers.
Explore Philadelphia's surroundings by going to Longwood Gardens (in Kennett Square), Brandywine River Museum of Art (in Chadds Ford) and Hagley Museum And Library (in Wilmington). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, wander the streets of Boathouse Row, explore the world behind art at Barnes Foundation, and ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Philadelphia trip maker tool.

Muscat, Oman to Philadelphia is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Muscat to Philadelphia, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Muscat in December, things will get cooler in Philadelphia: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Key West.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Key West

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Fort East Martello Museum, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, stroll through Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and finally make a trip to Duval Street. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and then meet the residents at Key West Aquarium.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Key West driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Philadelphia to Key West in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, expect Key West to be much hotter, temps between 30°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

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.
Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Stetson Mansion in DeLand--about 50 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 29th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 31st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Orlando day trip planner.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Key West in December since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Crystal River.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

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 2nd (Sun): explore the activities along Homosassa River and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Crystal River 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. Traveling from Orlando in January, Crystal River is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Crystal River

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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.