19 days in Orlando, Crystal River & St. Augustine Itinerary

19 days in Orlando, Crystal River & St. Augustine Itinerary

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19 days in Orlando, Crystal River & St. Augustine Itinerary

Start: Orlando
1
Orlando
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Crystal River
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Orlando

13
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lighthouse Point Park and New Smyrna Town Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and City Hall. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Canaveral), Melbourne (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Sebastian Inlet State Park) and Cocoa Beach (in Cocoa Beach). The adventure continues: take a stroll through International Drive, buy something for everyone on your list at The Florida Mall, contemplate the long history of Stetson Mansion, and revel in the low prices at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando day trip planning website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Orlando. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Crystal River.

Things to do in Orlando

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Ponce Inlet, Clermont, Melbourne, Winter Park, Cocoa Beach
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World of Disney ©
World of Disney
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

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.
On the 6th (Tue), stroll around Fort Island Trail Park, admire the majestic nature at Crystal River Preserve State Park, then contemplate the long history of Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alpaca Magic USA. On your second day here, look for gifts at Rural King, take an in-depth tour of Coastal Heritage Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, and finally identify plant and animal life at Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge.

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You can drive from Orlando to Crystal River in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Crystal River can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Crystal River

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Alpaca Magic USA
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Fort Island Trail Park ©
Fort Island Trail Park
Alpaca Magic USA ©
Alpaca Magic USA

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fishing Charters & Tours. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine, do a tasting at Vino Del Grotto Winery, then get engrossed in the history at Medieval Torture Collection, then steep yourself in history at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, and finally steep yourself in history at Villa Zorayda Museum. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Faux Paws, examine the collection at Father Miguel O'Reilly House Museum, then examine the collection at The Ximenez-Fatio House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bog Brewing Company.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our St. Augustine trip planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to St. Augustine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in St. Augustine, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
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Villa Zorayda Museum ©
Villa Zorayda Museum
The Ximenez-Fatio House ©
The Ximenez-Fatio House

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