19 days in United States Itinerary

19 days in United States Itinerary

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19 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
1
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tampa
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Clearwater
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Everglades City
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h 15​min
6
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Toronto

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Head to Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory and St. Augustine Flea Marketfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Memorial Presbyterian Church and Lightner Museum. Explore St. Augustine's surroundings by going to Ormond Beach (in Ormond Beach), Jacksonville Beach (in Jacksonville Beach) and Beach at Daytona Beach (in Daytona Beach). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, stroll through Vilano Beach, examine the collection at Medieval Torture Collection, and take in the history at Mission of Nombre de Dios.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our St. Augustine trip site .

Toronto, Canada to St. Augustine is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in December, things will get much warmer in St. Augustine: highs are around 24°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Jacksonville Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Vilano Beach ©
Vilano Beach

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Cocoa Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stetson Mansion and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Orlando: Blue Spring State Park (in Orange City), Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet) and Melbourne (Brevard County Erna Nixon Park & Nature & Wildlife Tours). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through International Drive, enjoy the sand and surf at Hightower Beach Park, and discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary website .

Drive from St. Augustine to Orlando in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Augustine in December: highs in Orlando hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampa.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Melbourne, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Stetson Mansion, Hightower Beach Park, Blue Spring State Park
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Robinson Nature Preserve. Relax by the water at Nokomis Beach and Saint Pete Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampa: Treasure Island Beach (in Treasure Island), Seaside Seabird Sanctuary (in Indian Shores) and Crescent Beach (in Siesta Key). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampa trip maker website .

You can drive from Orlando to Tampa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Clearwater.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Robinson Nature Preserve, Treasure Island Beach, Saint Pete Beach, Crescent Beach, Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Treasure Island Beach ©
Treasure Island Beach
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach

2
nights
Clearwater

Clearwater ©
Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
On the 24th (Tue), admire the majestic nature at Honeymoon Island State Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Beach Walk, learn about winemaking at Murielle Winery, then head off the coast to Caladesi Island State Park, and finally hunt for treasures at Oddities & Antiques. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Fred Howard Park, stroll through Madeira Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Clearwater tour app .

Traveling by car from Tampa to Clearwater takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Everglades City.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dunedin, Madeira Beach, Fred Howard Park, Seaside Seabird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Murielle Winery ©
Murielle Winery
Caladesi Island State Park ©
Caladesi Island State Park
Honeymoon Island State Park ©
Honeymoon Island State Park

1
night
Everglades City

Everglades City is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, of which it is the former county seat. On the 26th (Thu), shop like a local with Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Smallwood Store, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Everglades City trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Clearwater to Everglades City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Everglades City

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Smallwood Store, Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Smallwood Store ©
Smallwood Store

3
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and Key West Cemetery. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Everglades City to Key West in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Everglades City in December since evenings lows in Key West dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 30th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, cast your line with a fishing tour, stroll through Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Marathon holiday builder tool .

Getting from Key West to Marathon by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stroll around Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Olas Beach, then shop like a local with Collins Avenue, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Hollywood Beach, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and then see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami travel route planner .

Drive from Marathon to Miami in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood Beach
Highlights from your plan
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach
Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach

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