31 days in Florida Itinerary

31 days in Florida Itinerary

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Fly to Tampa International Airport, Drive to Crystal River
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Crystal River
— 1 night
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Key West
— 5 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Miami
— 5 nights
Drive
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Everglades National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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Merritt Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Crystal River — 1 night

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.
To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Crystal River itinerary site.

Ile d'Orleans, Canada to Crystal River is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. In December, daily temperatures in Crystal River can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Key West.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip

Key West — 5 nights

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, museums, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and don't miss a visit to Duval Street.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Crystal River to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Crystal River in December since evenings lows in Key West dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marathon.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Marathon — 4 nights

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Get out of town with these interesting Marathon side-trips: Looe Key Dive Center (in Ramrod Key) and SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, stroll through National Key Deer Refuge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marathon trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips

Key Largo — 4 nights

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.
Key Largo is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Justin Martyr Catholic Church, surround yourself with nature on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Key Largo trip builder app.

You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in December, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Key Largo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Miami.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trip

Miami — 5 nights

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Explore Miami's surroundings by going to JP Outfitters Inc. (in Hollywood), Fort Lauderdale (International Swimming Hall of Fame & Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum) and Cypress Outdoor Adventures (in Everglades Wildlife Management Area). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, wander the streets of Collins Avenue, take in the exciting artwork at Art Basel, and explore the world behind art at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Miami online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Key Largo to Miami by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Everglades National Park.
Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trips

Everglades National Park — 4 nights

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.
Everglades National Park is known for wildlife, trails, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley Visitor Center, steep yourself in history at Nike Missile Site HM-69, explore the activities along Slough Slog, and trek along Anhinga Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Everglades National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Miami to Everglades National Park with the Route module. December in Everglades National Park sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Merritt Island.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Merritt Island — 2 nights

On the 25th (Sun), head outdoors with Local Lines Guide Service and then cast your line with Time and Tide Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and then get curious at Space Shuttle Atlantis.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Merritt Island online route planner.

Getting from Everglades National Park to Merritt Island by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Everglades National Park in December: high temperatures in Merritt Island hover around 28°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.
Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Orlando — 5 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: DeLand (Stetson Mansion & Stetson University). Have a day of magic on the 27th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 31st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, discover the magic at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Orlando trip planner.

Drive from Merritt Island to Orlando in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Merritt Island in December, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Orlando. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Florida travel guide

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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.