15 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip planner
Make it your trip
— 4 nights
Merritt Island
— 1 night
Crystal River
— 1 night
Key West
— 4 nights
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Miami International Airport, Fly to Nice


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.
Pack the 20th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 21st (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, make a splash at Discovery Cove, explore the world behind art at Museum Of Illusions Orlando, and make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando route planner.

Nice, France to Orlando is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Nice to Orlando is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Nice in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Orlando, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Merritt Island.
Theme Parks · Museums

Merritt Island — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get your bearings at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Merritt Island trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Orlando to Merritt Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Merritt Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Crystal River.
Childrens Museums · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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.
On the 25th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the activities along Homosassa River.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Crystal River journey app.

Traveling by car from Merritt Island to Crystal River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Merritt Island in August, plan for little chillier nights in Crystal River, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Key West.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trip

Key West — 4 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.
Explore Key West's surroundings by going to Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, make a trip to Duval Street, observe the fascinating underwater world at Key West Aquarium, and take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

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You can fly from Crystal River to Key West in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Crystal River in August, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
Side Trips

Key Largo — 2 nights

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 (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Molasses Reef, see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, and then surround yourself with nature on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Key Largo road trip planner.

Drive from Key West to Key Largo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Everglades National Park.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.
On the 1st (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Long Pine Key, then stroll through Gumbo Limbo Trail, then hike along Pineland Trail, and finally trek along Pa-hay-okee Trail.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Everglades National Park trip itinerary maker site.

Take a bus from Key Largo to Everglades National Park in 2.5 hours. August in Everglades National Park sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Florida travel guide

Disney Parks & Activities · Theme Parks · Beaches
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.