21 days in Florida, Princeton & Lower Township Itinerary

21 days in Florida, Princeton & Lower Township Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Crystal River
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Key Largo
— 2 nights
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Miami
— 3 nights
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Princeton
— 1 night
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Lower Township
— 3 nights
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Crystal River

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Three Sisters Springs, view the masterpieces at Franklin Anderson Gallery, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Crystal River road trip website.

Montreal, Canada to Crystal River is an approximately 22-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Montreal in December, things will get warmer in Crystal River: highs are around 27°C and lows about 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Crystal River

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove, and get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando road trip app.

Drive from Crystal River to Orlando in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Crystal River in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Orlando. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

Key West

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Fort Zachary Taylor and Scuba & Snorkeling. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, get interesting insight from Tours, get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Key West travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Orlando to Key West in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Orlando in December, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Marathon

— 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

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), kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, then explore the galleries of Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Marathon, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Key Largo

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Old Road Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Keep things going the next day: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail, and finally stop by Robert Is Here.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Key Largo trip builder.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 22°C in Key Largo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Miami

— 3 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.
Appreciate the collections at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Lock & Load Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Shark Valley Visitor Center and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at South Beach, don't miss a visit to Wynwood Walls, explore the engaging exhibits at Miami Children's Museum, and examine the collection at Burger Beast Museum.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Miami online holiday planner.

You can drive from Key Largo to Miami in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Princeton.

Things to do in Miami

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Princeton

— 1 night

College Town

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
On the 6th (Mon), take a leisurely stroll along Point Pleasant Beach, examine the collection at Silverball Pinball Museum, and then immerse yourself in nature at Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park. On the next day, get lost in a book at Princeton Public Library, then gain insight at Princeton University, then explore the world behind art at Princeton University Art Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princeton University Chapel.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Princeton road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Princeton takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Miami in January: high temperatures in Princeton hover around 4°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lower Township.

Things to do in Princeton

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lower Township

— 3 nights
Lower Township is a township in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States. On the 8th (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Cape May Lighthouse, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Cape May Bird Observatory, and finally examine the collection at Cape May Fire Department Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for all kinds of wild species at South Cape May Meadows, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cape May Brewing Company.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lower Township trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Princeton to Lower Township in 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lower Township

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

4.4
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.

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.