18 days in Florida Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 4 nights
Key Largo
— 3 nights
Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
Crystal River
— 2 nights
Amelia Island
— 3 nights
— 3 nights


Miami — 4 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Lincoln Road. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Fort Lauderdale (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Fort Lauderdale Beach) and Hollywood Beach (in Hollywood). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, explore the galleries of Wynwood Walls, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and make a trip to Bayside Marketplace.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Miami trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Denmark, the closest major aiports are Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Key Largo.
Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips

Key Largo — 3 nights

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Attractions like Theater of the Sea and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, glide peacefully along the water with PADDLE! The Florida Keys, admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Molasses Reef.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Key Largo travel route planner.

You can drive from Miami to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Key Largo, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can take a bus to Everglades National Park.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Everglades National Park — 2 nights

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. Overflow from Lake Okeechobee into the Florida Bay formed these wetlands, which are home to manatees, American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and an array of wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey.
On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Pineland Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail, then trek along Gumbo Limbo Trail, and finally trek along Pa-hay-okee Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Everglades National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Key Largo to Everglades National Park takes 2.5 hours. July in Everglades National Park sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Crystal River.
Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip

Crystal River — 2 nights

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 (Wed): see some colorful creatures with Manatee Fun Tours, then look for all kinds of wild species at Three Sisters Springs, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Rainbow River, immerse yourself in nature at Rainbow Springs State Park, and then stroll around Blue Run of Dunnellon Park.

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You can fly from Everglades National Park to Crystal River in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Everglades National Park in July, Crystal River is slightly colder at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amelia Island.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip

Amelia Island — 3 nights

The southernmost Sea Island off the coast of Florida, Amelia Island takes its name from Princess Amelia of England.
Family-friendly places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Georgia Sea Turtle Center will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Amelia Island side-trips: Jekyll Island (Jekyll Island Historic District, Faith Chapel, &more). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Clinch State Park, get engrossed in the history at Amelia Island Museum of History, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seaside Park, and explore the activities along Egan's Creek Park.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amelia Island itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Crystal River to Amelia Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Amelia Island are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip

Orlando — 3 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.
Attractions like Universal Orlando Resort and Discovery Cove make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 31st (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: discover the magic at Epcot and pause for some serene contemplation at St. James Catholic Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Orlando online trip planner.

You can drive from Amelia Island to Orlando in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Florida travel guide

Disney Parks & Activities · Theme Parks · Beaches
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.