17 days in North Central Florida Itinerary

17 days in North Central Florida Itinerary

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17 days in North Central Florida Itinerary

Start: Hibbing
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Cedar Key
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gainesville
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Live Oak
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Tallahassee
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Marianna
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h
End: Hibbing

4
nights
Cedar Key

Cedar Key is a city in Levy County, Florida, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cedar Key: Fanning Springs State Park (in Fanning Springs) and Chiefland (Manatee Springs State Park, Anderson Outdoor Adventures, & more). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Down Home Adventures, take a leisurely stroll along Cedar Key Fishing Pier, identify plant and animal life at Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, and look for gifts at Cedar Key Canvas.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cedar Key trip maker tool .

Hibbing to Cedar Key is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Hibbing in February, with highs in Cedar Key at 72°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Gainesville.

Things to do in Cedar Key

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Chiefland, Fanning Springs State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge ©

4
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). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gainesville: Red, White and Blues Farm (in Williston), High Springs (Blue Spring & River Run Olive Oil Company) and Island Grove Winery (in Hawthorne). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Rainforest, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lubee Bat Conservancy, examine the collection at Micanopy Historical Society Museum, and walk around A Nan Buddhist Statue Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gainesville trip builder app .

Getting from Cedar Key to Gainesville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In February, daytime highs in Gainesville are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Live Oak.

Things to do in Gainesville

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

High Springs, Island Grove Winery, Micanopy Historical Society Museum, Red, White and Blues Farm
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Rainforest ©
Butterfly Rainforest
Florida Museum of Natural History ©

1
night
Live Oak

Live Oak ©
Live Oak is a city in Suwannee County, Florida, United States. On the 10th (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Suwannee River State Park, then relax in the rural setting at Gan Eden Farms, and then stroll around Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Live Oak attractions planner .

Getting from Gainesville to Live Oak by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Live Oak

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Suwannee River State Park ©
Suwannee River State Park
Gan Eden Farms ©
Gan Eden Farms
Wes Skiles Peacock Springs State Park ©

4
nights
Tallahassee

Tallahassee ©
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. Take a break from Tallahassee with a short trip to Aunt Louise's Farm in Monticello, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, ride a horse along JR Alford Greenway, take an in-depth tour of Florida Historic Capitol Museum, and steep yourself in history at Mission San Luis de Apalachee.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tallahassee trip builder app .

Getting from Live Oak to Tallahassee by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Tallahassee can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marianna.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Marianna

Marianna ©
Marianna is a city in Jackson County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Hinson Conservation and Recreation Area and then identify plant and animal life at Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Marianna Civil War Battlefield, then Head underground at Florida Caverns State Park, and then walk around Blue Springs Recreational Park.

For reviews and tourist information, read our Marianna holiday website .

Drive from Tallahassee to Marianna in 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tallahassee to Marianna due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Marianna are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. You will leave for home on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Marianna

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Blue Springs Recreational Park ©
Blue Springs Recreational Park
Florida Caverns State Park ©
Florida Caverns State Park