22 days in Florida Itinerary

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Crystal River
— 1 day
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Miami
— 3 nights
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Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Marathon
— 3 nights
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Key Largo
— 4 nights
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Crystal River — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): look for gifts at The Glass Garage, explore the activities along Homosassa River, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Crystal River trip planning tool.

Atlanta to Crystal River is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Atlanta in December; daily highs in Crystal River reach 74°F and lows reach 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Orlando.
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Orlando — 5 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.
Have a day of magic on the 18th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 22nd (Fri) at Magic Kingdom Park. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and make an unforgettable trip to Epcot.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Orlando day trip planner.

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, plan for a bit warmer nights in Orlando, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Miami.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Panther Ridge Conservation Center (in Wellington) and Cypress Outdoor Adventures (in Everglades Wildlife Management Area). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get to know the fascinating history of Lincoln Road, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Patrick Catholic Church.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Miami when traveling from Orlando in December, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Everglades National Park.
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Everglades National Park — 2 nights

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Mahogany Hammock, identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail, and then explore the activities along Mrazek Pond. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center and then contemplate the waterfront views at Slough Slog.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Everglades National Park itinerary maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Miami to Everglades National Park. In December, daytime highs in Everglades National Park are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to fly to Key West.
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Key West — 4 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.
Key West is known for sightseeing, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, and identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find out how to plan a trip to Key West, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Everglades National Park to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. December in Key West sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Marathon.
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Marathon — 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Looe Key Dive Center (in Ramrod Key) and SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park, browse the fresh offerings at Paradise Produce, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon visit site.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Marathon are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Key Largo.
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Key Largo — 4 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.
Step out of Key Largo to go to Islamorada and see Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, which is approximately 2h 45 min away. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care, pause for some serene contemplation at Key Largo Baptist Church, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Key Largo online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 61°F in Key Largo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Florida travel guide

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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.
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