21 days in Florida Itinerary

21 days in Florida Itinerary

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21 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  26​h
1
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Crystal River
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Naples
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Marco Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Islamorada
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Escape Game Orlando and Tree of Life. There's lots more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Orlando using our trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Orlando is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 15 hours. In December in Orlando, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Crystal River.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife

Side Trip

Fun Spot America Kissimmee
Highlights from your plan
The Escape Game Orlando ©
The Escape Game Orlando
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Three Sisters Springs and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then immerse yourself in nature at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, and then steep yourself in history at Old Homosassa Veteran's Memorial.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Crystal River driving holiday planner.

Drive from Orlando to Crystal River in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Orlando in December since evenings lows in Crystal River dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Crystal River

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Homosassa Veteran's Memorial, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Three Sisters Springs ©
Three Sisters Springs

2
nights
Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lovers Key State Park and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Lowdermilk Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Corkscrew Swamp, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Waterside Shops.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Naples vacation maker app .

Traveling by car from Crystal River to Naples takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Crystal River in December, with highs in Naples at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Naples

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Fort Myers Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lovers Key State Park ©
Lovers Key State Park
Lowdermilk Beach ©
Lowdermilk Beach

2
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Marco Island trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Naples to Marco Island takes an hour. In December, daytime highs in Marco Island are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dry Tortugas National Park and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum. And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Key West road trip website .

Ride a ferry from Marco Island to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marco Island in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key West, with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
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 28th (Sat), stroll through Bahia Honda State Park, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, and then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Marathon trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Islamorada to go to Key Largo and see Florida Keys Visitor Center, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the majestic nature at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Islamorada travel route tool .

Drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Islamorada sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Islamorada

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Key Largo
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

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