16 days in Florida Itinerary

16 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip maker

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Key West
— 4 nights
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Islamorada
— 2 nights
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Crystal River
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 8 nights
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and National Key Deer Refuge. When in Key West, make a side trip to see Bahia Honda State Park in Big Pine Key, approximately Big Pine Key away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and walk around Mallory Square.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Key West online vacation planner.

Charlotte to Key West is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. While traveling from Charlotte, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Key West, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then kick back and relax at Anne's Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Islamorada trip planner.

Traveling by car from Key West to Islamorada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Crystal River.

Things to do in Islamorada

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Alpaca Magic USA, contemplate the waterfront views at Homosassa River, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos and tourist information, use the Crystal River day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Crystal River takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Islamorada in March: highs in Crystal River hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Crystal River

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Orlando

— 8 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.
Bring the kids along to Universal Orlando Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Kissimmee--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, find something for the whole family at Disney's Animal Kingdom, don't miss a visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by car from Crystal River to Orlando takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Crystal River in March since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.