13 days in Florida Itinerary

13 days in Florida Itinerary

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West Palm Beach
— 1 day
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Miami
— 2 nights
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Key Largo
— 1 night
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Key West
— 1 night
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Everglades City
— 3 nights
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Tampa
— 2 nights
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Orlando
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West Palm Beach — 1 day

Orchid City

With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Grassy Waters Nature Preserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read West Palm Beach road trip app.

Phoenix to West Palm Beach is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Phoenix in December, with highs in West Palm Beach at 80°F and lows at 66°F. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Miami.
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Miami — 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center, then surround yourself with nature on Sawgrass Recreation Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Anne Kolb Nature Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then see what you can catch with Florida Keys Flats Fishing.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Miami online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from West Palm Beach to Miami takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in December, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can go by car to Key Largo.
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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 30th (Fri): observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, explore the gorgeous colors at Grecian Rocks, and then immerse yourself in nature at Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammock Botanical State Park.

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Traveling by car from Miami to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Key Largo are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Key West.
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Key West — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then admire the striking features of Oldest House & Garden Museum, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Key Largo to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to fly to Everglades City.
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Everglades City — 3 nights

Everglades City is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, of which it is the former county seat. Discover out-of-the-way places like Big Cypress National Preserve and Museum of the Everglades. Change things up with a short trip to Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park in Copeland (about 32 minutes away).

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Everglades City trip builder website.

Getting from Key West to Everglades City by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Key West in December, expect little chillier with lows of 61°F in Everglades City. You'll set off for Tampa on the 3rd (Tue).
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Tampa — 2 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 4th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Beach Walk and then look for all kinds of wild species at Weedon Island Preserve. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Hillsborough River and then walk around Lettuce Lake Regional Park.

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Getting from Everglades City to Tampa by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and bus. In January, daytime highs in Tampa are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Orlando.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology. Keep things going the next day: walk around Lake Eola Park.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip builder tool.

Getting from Tampa to Orlando by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 52°F. You will leave for home on the 8th (Sun).
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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.
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