13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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Clearwater
— 4 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive
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Marathon
— 1 night
Drive
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Key West
— 3 nights
Fly
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Fort Worth
— 1 night
Fly
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Pensacola Beach
— 2 nights
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Clearwater

Fun and Sun for All

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Robinson Nature Preserve and Church of Scientology Information Center. Family-friendly places like Coquina Beach and Three Sisters Springs will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Clearwater: Old Homosassa Veteran's Memorial (in Homosassa), Orlando (Star Wars Launch Bay, Avatar Flight of Passage, &more) and Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park (in Homosassa Springs). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Emerson Point Preserve.

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New York City to Clearwater is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Clearwater hover around 76°F and lows are around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Key Largo

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove, then identify plant and animal life at Molasses Reef, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Key Largo online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Clearwater to Key Largo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Clearwater in December, Key Largo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Marathon

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, and then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Marathon driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Marathon sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

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Key West

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.
You've now added Dolphin & Whale Watching to your itinerary. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center and Vandenberg Wreck. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Key West Historic Seaport. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, explore the galleries of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, admire the masterpieces at Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House, and go for a walk through Key West Garden Club.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in December, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Worth.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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Fort Worth

Where the West Begins

Advertising itself as the place where the American West begins, Fort Worth stubbornly clings to its cowboy roots, making it a distinctly different town from most other urban centers of its size.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Kimbell Art Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fort Worth Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Fort Worth day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Fort Worth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Key West to Fort Worth is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Key West in December, expect Fort Worth to be cooler, temps between 59°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in Fort Worth

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

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Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. On the 2nd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Navarre Beach and then step off the mainland to explore Okaloosa Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Islands National Seashore and then contemplate the long history of Fort Pickens Area.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Pensacola Beach sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by flight from Fort Worth to Pensacola Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Pensacola Beach when traveling from Fort Worth in January, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Florida Keys travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks · Wildlife Areas
An archipelago of about 1,700 islands extending in a gentle arc south and southwest of Florida's mainland, the Florida Keys divide the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico. Many visitors on vacation come to scuba dive in the coral reefs, fossilized and exposed as sea levels declined over thousands of years. In addition to being one of the world's top diving and fishing spots, the Keys feature hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, and various tourist attractions, most of them crowded all year long with visitors on vacation. To soak up the Keys' atmosphere and discover writer Ernest Hemingway's former haunts, drive from one island to the other all the way to Key West, located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba.