30 days in United States Itinerary

30 days in United States Itinerary

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Ocala
— 1 night
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Crystal River
— 4 nights
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Gainesville
— 1 night
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Jacksonville
— 3 nights
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St. Augustine
— 5 nights
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Daytona Beach
— 3 nights
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Cocoa Beach
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 9 nights

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Ocala

Ocala ©
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Sholom Park, then take a memorable tour with Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours, then take a memorable tour with Silver Springs State Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at Appleton Museum of Art. On the next day, trot along with Cactus Jack's Trail Rides, get a taste of life in the country at Gypsy Gold Horse Farm, see the interesting displays at Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, then examine the collection at Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center, and finally look for gifts at Peterbrooke Chocolatier.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ocala tour itinerary planner.

Orlando to Ocala is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Orlando in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Ocala, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Crystal River.

Things to do in Ocala

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Gypsy Gold Horse Farm ©
Gypsy Gold Horse Farm
Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours ©
Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours
Silver Springs State Park ©
Silver Springs State Park

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Crystal River

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Homosassa River. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Crystal River: Withlacoochee State Trail (in Inverness), Wildlife Survival Sanctuary (in Spring Hill) and Tampa Bay Sporting Clays and Archery (in Land O Lakes). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Three Sisters Springs, shop like a local with Franklin Anderson Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, and admire the majestic nature at Rainbow Springs State Park.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Crystal River tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Ocala to Crystal River takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Crystal River can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gainesville.

Things to do in Crystal River

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Survival Sanctuary ©
Wildlife Survival Sanctuary
Three Sisters Springs ©
Three Sisters Springs

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Gainesville

Gainesville ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): walk around Depot Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, then look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Rainforest, then get a new perspective on nature at Florida Museum of Natural History, and finally identify plant and animal life at University of Florida Bat House.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gainesville road trip planner.

Drive from Crystal River to Gainesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in November, and nighttime lows around 52°F. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Gainesville

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Butterfly Rainforest ©
Butterfly Rainforest
Florida Museum of Natural History ©
Florida Museum of Natural History
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens ©
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

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Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens and Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary. Venture out of the city with trips to Fernandina Beach (Fort Clinch State Park & Egan's Creek Park), Jekyll Island (Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Driftwood Beach, &more) and Jacksonville Beach (in Jacksonville Beach). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, let little ones run wild at Ed Austin Regional Park, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jacksonville visit planning tool.

You can drive from Gainesville to Jacksonville in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Jacksonville are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Jekyll Island Trail System ©
Jekyll Island Trail System
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens ©
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
Driftwood Beach ©
Driftwood Beach

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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. Bring the kids along to Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc.. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our St. Augustine road trip planning app.

You can drive from Jacksonville to St. Augustine in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in St. Augustine when traveling from Jacksonville in November, with lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument ©
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Vilano Beach ©
Vilano Beach

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Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Stetson Mansion and The Fishing Guy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Daytona Beach: DeLand (Stetson University & Well-Watered Garden Massage & Wellness). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, stop by Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach at Daytona Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ormond Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Daytona Beach itinerary builder tool.

Getting from St. Augustine to Daytona Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Daytona Beach can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cocoa Beach.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

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Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach ©
Situated in one of Florida's busiest vacation areas, Cocoa Beach burst onto the world scene in the 1960s, when it became a popular setting for parades honoring the nation's "Apollo" astronauts.
Bring the kids along to NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Space Shuttle Atlantis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cocoa Beach: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (in Merritt Island) and American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame (in Titusville). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Cocoa Beach, take in the waterfront at Cocoa Beach Pier, don't miss a visit to Rikki Tiki Tavern at Cocoa Beach Pier, and soothe aching muscles at Yoga Surf School.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cocoa Beach route planner.

Traveling by car from Daytona Beach to Cocoa Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Daytona Beach in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cocoa Beach, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cocoa Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex ©
NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach
Space Shuttle Atlantis ©
Space Shuttle Atlantis

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Melbourne is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. Bring the kids along to West Palm Beach Food Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: West Palm Beach (Rosemary Square, Clematis Street, &more), Busch Wildlife Sanctuary (in Jupiter) and Fort Pierce (St. Lucie County Aquarium - Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit & Navy Seal Museum). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Brevard Zoo, make a trip to Riverwalk, stroll through Hangar's Beach, and test your team's savvy at Escape Room Entertainment.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Cocoa Beach to Melbourne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Melbourne are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Brevard Zoo ©
Brevard Zoo
Escape Room Entertainment ©
Escape Room Entertainment
West Palm Beach Food Tours ©
West Palm Beach Food Tours

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