27 days in Alabama & Florida Itinerary

27 days in Alabama & Florida Itinerary

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Orange Beach
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Clearwater
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Tampa
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Key Largo
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Key West
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Miami
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Miami Beach
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Winter Haven
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Orlando
— 12 nights
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Merritt Island
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Daytona Beach
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Jacksonville
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Orange Beach

— 1 night
Orange Beach exists solely as a tourist beach town, with a permanent population of less than 6,000.
On the 23rd (Thu), get interesting insight from Tours and then take in panoramic vistas at Wharf Ferris Wheel.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Orange Beach trip planner.

Montgomery to Orange Beach is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Orange Beach are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Orange Beach

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Clearwater

— 1 night

Fun and Sun for All

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 (Fri), steep yourself in history at Church of Scientology Information Center, learn about winemaking at Murielle Winery, then take in the waterfront at Pier 60, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, stroll through Clearwater Beach, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Clearwater travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Orange Beach to Clearwater in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Orange Beach to Clearwater due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Clearwater can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tampa.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

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Tampa

— 2 nights

Big Guava

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.
On the 26th (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at The Florida Aquarium and then find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tampa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Clearwater to Tampa in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Key Largo.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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.
Step out of Key Largo to go to Islamorada and see Anne's Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Key Largo trip builder site.

Drive from Tampa to Key Largo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Key Largo

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Key West

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Key West trip planner.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Key West are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Miami

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then have fun at Lock & Load Miami, then see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Miami road trip planner.

Drive from Key West to Miami in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Miami are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Miami

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

Miami Beach

— 1 night

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 2nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Collins Avenue, stroll through Lincoln Road, then view the masterpieces at Britto Central, then take in the waterfront at Miami Beach Boardwalk, and finally stop by Wings Beachwear.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach travel route planner.

Miami Beach is very close to Miami. July in Miami Beach sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Winter Haven.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Winter Haven

— 1 night

Chain of Lakes City

Winter Haven boasts over 50 lakes within its borders, most notably Florida's famed Chain of Lakes.
On the 4th (Mon), cool off at Legoland Florida Resort and then look for all kinds of wild species at Circle B Bar Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Winter Haven travel planner.

Getting from Miami Beach to Winter Haven by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Winter Haven are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Winter Haven

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Orlando

— 12 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Orlando: Gypsy Gold Horse Farm (in Ocala) and Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum (in Kissimmee). There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, make an unforgettable trip to Epcot, try out the rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary website.

Getting from Winter Haven to Orlando by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Merritt Island.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Merritt Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then get curious at Space Shuttle Atlantis, then identify plant and animal life at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and finally stroll around Manatee Sanctuary Park.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Merritt Island road trip planner.

You can drive from Orlando to Merritt Island in 1.5 hours. In July in Merritt Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Merritt Island

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Childrens Museums

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Daytona Beach

— 1 night

The World's Most Famous Beach

The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Daytona Beach using our trip planner.

You can drive from Merritt Island to Daytona Beach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Daytona Beach are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll set off for Jacksonville on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Jacksonville

— 1 night

The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, then get to know the resident critters at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jacksonville travel planner.

You can drive from Daytona Beach to Jacksonville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In July, daytime highs in Jacksonville are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Alabama travel guide

4.4
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.

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.

Florida Keys travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks · Wildlife Areas
An archipelago of about 1,700 islands extending in a gentle arc south and southwest of Florida's mainland, the Florida Keys divide the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico. Many visitors on vacation come to scuba dive in the coral reefs, fossilized and exposed as sea levels declined over thousands of years. In addition to being one of the world's top diving and fishing spots, the Keys feature hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, and various tourist attractions, most of them crowded all year long with visitors on vacation. To soak up the Keys' atmosphere and discover writer Ernest Hemingway's former haunts, drive from one island to the other all the way to Key West, located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba.