20 days in Florida Itinerary

20 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida route planner
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Miami
— 3 nights
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Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Crystal River
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Key Largo
— 3 nights
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Miami — 3 nights

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: JP Outfitters Inc. (in Hollywood) and Cypress Outdoor Adventures (in Everglades Wildlife Management Area). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, and buy something for everyone on your list at Lincoln Road.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Miami trip app.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Miami is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, expect Miami to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Everglades National Park.
Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Tours
Side Trips

Everglades National Park — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center and then explore the activities along Slough Slog. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mahogany Hammock and then contemplate the long history of Nike Missile Site HM-69.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Everglades National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Miami to Everglades National Park with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Everglades National Park are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Marathon.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Marathon — 2 nights

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park and then relax and rejuvenate at SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with Dolphin Connection, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marathon road trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Everglades National Park to Marathon. December in Marathon sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Key West.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Key West — 4 nights

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.
Key West is known for sightseeing, museums, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Key West Aquarium, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West travel planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Key West, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Crystal River.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Crystal River — 1 night

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 31st (Sat): explore the activities along Homosassa River and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Crystal River journey planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Crystal River takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Key West in December: high temperatures in Crystal River hover around 27°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip

Orlando — 4 nights

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.
Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to Room Escape Games in Kissimmee, about 34 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 1st (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 3rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort and discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park.

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You can drive from Crystal River to Orlando in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Crystal River in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Orlando. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Key Largo.
Theme Parks · Fun & Games
Side Trip

Key Largo — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery - MM82. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Key Largo Baptist Church, and then see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Key Largo trip website.

Getting from Orlando to Key Largo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key Largo, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
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.