17 days in Florida Itinerary

17 days in Florida Itinerary

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17 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Grand Rapids
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Tampa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Crystal River
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sarasota
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Sanibel Island
— 3 nights
drive:  2​h
5
Loxahatchee
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Tampa
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Grand Rapids

1
night
Tampa

Tampa ©
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.
Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf has been added to your itinerary.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampa tour planner .

Grand Rapids to Tampa is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Grand Rapids in February, with highs in Tampa at 74°F and lows at 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Crystal River.

Things to do in Tampa

Fun & Games Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf
Highlights from your plan
Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf ©
Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf
Seaside Seabird Sanctuary ©
Seaside Seabird Sanctuary

2
nights
Crystal River

Crystal River ©
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.
To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Crystal River trip planner .

Drive from Tampa to Crystal River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tampa in February since evenings lows in Crystal River dip to 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Thu) before leaving for Sarasota.

Things to do in Crystal River

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Myakka River State Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): kick back and relax at Crescent Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Myakka River State Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sarasota trip planner .

Traveling by car from Crystal River to Sarasota takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Crystal River in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sarasota, with lows of 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Crescent Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach
Myakka River State Park ©
Myakka River State Park

3
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
You've added Allure Adventures, J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Bowman's Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sanibel Island trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Sanibel Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Sanibel Island are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Loxahatchee.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Allure Adventures
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Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Allure Adventures ©
Allure Adventures

3
nights
Loxahatchee

Loxahatchee ©
Loxahatchee is an unincorporated community in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States, located in the areas north of Wellington and west and northwest of Royal Palm Beach and approximately 17mi west of West Palm Beach. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lion Country Safari as well as Florida Shark Diving.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Loxahatchee fast, fun, and easy.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sanibel Island to Loxahatchee. In February, daytime highs in Loxahatchee are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Fri) before leaving for Orlando.

Things to do in Loxahatchee

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Florida Shark Diving
Highlights from your plan
Lion Country Safari ©
Lion Country Safari
Florida Shark Diving ©
Florida Shark Diving

4
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Discovery Cove, SeaWorld and SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium. Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Augustine Beach and Cocoa Beach. Get in touch with nature at Ormond Beach and Hidden Waters Preserve. When in Orlando, make a side trip to see Manatee Observation Deck in Titusville, approximately 48 minutes away.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Orlando day trip planning app .

You can drive from Loxahatchee to Orlando in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Loxahatchee in February, plan for little chillier nights in Orlando, with lows around 56°F. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tampa.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St. Augustine Beach, Cocoa Beach, Manatee Observation Deck, Hidden Waters Preserve, Ormond Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach

1
night
Tampa

Tampa
For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tampa trip planner .

Drive from Orlando to Tampa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Apollo Beach Nature Preserve

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