16 days in North Central Florida Itinerary

16 days in North Central Florida Itinerary

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16 days in North Central Florida Itinerary

Start: Hibbing
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Marianna
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Tallahassee
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Cedar Key
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gainesville
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Hibbing

2
nights
Marianna

Marianna ©
Marianna is a city in Jackson County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Hinson Conservation and Recreation Area and then look for all kinds of wild species at Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve. On your second day here, take in the history at Marianna Civil War Battlefield, then Head underground at Florida Caverns State Park, and then stroll around Blue Springs Recreational Park.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Marianna road trip tool .

Hibbing to Marianna is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In February, Marianna is much warmer than Hibbing - with highs of 69°F and lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Marianna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve
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Blue Springs Recreational Park ©
Blue Springs Recreational Park
Florida Caverns State Park ©
Florida Caverns State Park

4
nights
Tallahassee

Tallahassee ©
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. When in Tallahassee, make a side trip to see Aunt Louise's Farm in Monticello, approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, have some family-friendly fun at Sky Zone Tallahassee, get engrossed in the history at Florida Historic Capitol Museum, and ride a horse along JR Alford Greenway.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tallahassee itinerary maker .

You can drive from Marianna to Tallahassee in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Marianna to Tallahassee is 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cedar Key.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Aunt Louise's Farm
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St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge ©
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park ©
Mission San Luis de Apalachee ©
Mission San Luis de Apalachee

3
nights
Cedar Key

Cedar Key is a city in Levy County, Florida, United States. Explore Cedar Key's surroundings by going to Fanning Springs State Park (in Fanning Springs) and Chiefland (Anderson Outdoor Adventures & Dakotah Winery). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Down Home Adventures, stop by Cedar Key Canvas, cast your line with a fishing tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cedar Key trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tallahassee to Cedar Key takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 72°F in February, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gainesville.

Things to do in Cedar Key

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Chiefland, Fanning Springs State Park
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge ©
Cedar Key Fishing Pier ©
Cedar Key Fishing Pier

6
nights
Gainesville

Gainesville ©
Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida, United States, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Venture out of the city with trips to BUFFALO Joe's Tube Center (in Fort White), High Springs (Blue Spring & River Run Olive Oil Company) and Island Grove Winery (in Hawthorne). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Rainforest, immerse yourself in nature at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, hike along Florida National Scenic Trail, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Lubee Bat Conservancy.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gainesville trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cedar Key to Gainesville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In February, daytime highs in Gainesville are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gainesville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

High Springs, Retirement Home For Horses at Mill Creek Farm, Island Grove Winery, BUFFALO Joe's Tube Center, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park
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Butterfly Rainforest ©
Butterfly Rainforest
Florida Museum of Natural History ©
Florida Museum of Natural History