17 days in United States Itinerary

17 days in United States Itinerary

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Drive to Tallahassee Regional Airport, Fly to Miami International Airport
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Miami
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sarasota
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Orlando
— 6 nights
Drive
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Jacksonville
— 2 nights
Drive

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Miami

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Take a break from Miami with a short trip to Shark Valley Visitor Center in Everglades National Park, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at South Beach, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Miami online road trip planner.

Valdosta to Miami is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Valdosta in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Miami, with highs around 77°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Sarasota.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

2
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Sarasota National Cemetery, get all the equipment you need at Gear Rentals, then look for gifts at Sarasota Architectural Salvage - Downtown, then sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at AlexArt International Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, immerse yourself in nature at Ted Sperling Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Save Our Seabirds, then explore the world behind art at The Ringling, and finally take an in-depth tour of Cortez Cultural Center.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sarasota trip builder tool.

You can drive from Miami to Sarasota in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Miami in January, with highs in Sarasota at 72°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tampa.

Things to do in Sarasota

Museums · Historic Sites · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

3
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Tampa

Big Guava

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.
Step out of Tampa to go to Crystal River and see Scuba & Snorkeling, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, meet the residents at Big Cat Rescue, have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Tampa, and appreciate the history behind 9/11 Fallen Heroes Memorial.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tampa day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Tampa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in February, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

6
nights
Orlando

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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, don't miss a visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, try out the rides at Discovery Cove, and discover the magic at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampa to Orlando in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in February, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

2
nights
Jacksonville

The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, get lost in a book at Jacksonville Main Public Library, then appreciate the history behind Veterans Memorial Wall, and finally identify plant and animal life at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by San Marco Historic District.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jacksonville itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Jacksonville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, Jacksonville is slightly colder than Orlando - with highs of 70°F and lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.