32 days in Alaska & Florida Itinerary

32 days in Alaska & Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner
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Fairbanks
— 3 nights
Fly
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Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive
4
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Key West
— 4 nights
Ferry
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Marco Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampa
— 3 nights
Drive
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St. Augustine
— 5 nights
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Fairbanks — 3 nights

The Golden Heart City

With its strip malls and fast-food restaurants, Fairbanks appears a bit functional on first glance.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Chena Hot Springs Resort. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum and Fairbanks Ice Museum. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at University of Alaska Museum of the North, see the interesting displays at Aurora Ice Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling Co., and make a trip to Alyeska Pipeline Viewing Point.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fairbanks online day trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Fairbanks is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Alaska Standard Time is minus 14.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Fairbanks to be much colder, temps between -16°C and -26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Key Largo.
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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 25th (Sun): stroll around Losner Park, identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail, then look for all kinds of wild species at Everglades Alligator Farm, then do a tasting at Keys' Meads, and finally fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, identify plant and animal life at Molasses Reef, then look for gifts at Florida Keys Key Lime Products, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally step aboard African Queen Canal Cruise.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Key Largo online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Fairbanks to Key Largo takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Fairbanks to Key Largo, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Key Largo is warmer than Fairbanks - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Islamorada.
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Islamorada — 1 night

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): fulfill a lifelong dream with Theater of the Sea, get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, then view the masterpieces at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, then stop by Petals With Pizzazz, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Florida Keys Brewing Company.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Islamorada tour itinerary planning app.

Islamorada is just a short distance from Key Largo. In December in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Turtle Hospital and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Everglades National Park in Florida City (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, and take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Marathon holiday maker site.

Getting from Islamorada to Marathon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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.
Get some historical perspective at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Key West Garden Club. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. There's lots more to do: stop by We Cycle, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Key West vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Key West, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Marco Island.
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Marco Island — 3 nights

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Step off the beaten path and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Spas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Skunk Ape Research Center and San Marco Catholic Church. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Keewaydin Island, stroll around Winterberry Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Briggs Nature Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tigertail Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Marco Island, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Key West to Marco Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Key West in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Marco Island, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Naples.
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Naples — 4 nights

Edison and Ford Winter Estates and Muscle Car City Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South. Venture out of the city with trips to Miromar Outlets between Naples & Fort Myers (in Estero), Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park) and Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve (in Fort Myers).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Naples trip planner.

Naples is just a stone's throw from Marco Island. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sanibel Island.
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Sanibel Island — 2 nights

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach, stroll through Blind Pass Beach Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Captiva Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Sanibel Island Lighthouse, explore and take pictures at Sanibel Causeway, then make a trip to St. Isabel Catholic Church, and finally see the interesting displays at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sanibel Island tour itinerary planning app.

Drive from Naples to Sanibel Island in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Sanibel Island can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampa.
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Tampa — 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Pete Beach and Treasure Island Beach. Visiting Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and Three Sisters Springs will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampa: The Olive Grove (in Brooksville), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Homosassa) and Fort De Soto Park (in Tierra Verde). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Coquina Beach, stroll through Bradenton Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at St. Armands Circle, and identify plant and animal life at Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tampa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sanibel Island to Tampa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Tampa can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.
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St. Augustine — 5 nights

St. Explore hidden gems such as Beach at Daytona Beach and Fort Clinch State Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios. Explore St. Augustine's surroundings by going to Ormond Beach (in Ormond Beach), Fernandina Beach (in Amelia Island) and Lighthouse Point Park (in Ponce Inlet). There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, and see the interesting displays at Lightner Museum.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the St. Augustine trip itinerary website.

Getting from Tampa to St. Augustine by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tampa in January: highs in St. Augustine hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Alaska travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Geologic Formations · Wildlife Areas
The Last Frontier
The country's largest state, Alaska is also its least densely populated. America's final frontier, the state lies on the Arctic Circle and features some of the highest mountains in the United States. Today, several million people flock annually to the state's pristine wilderness areas, which shelter a diverse plant and animal life and offer a great selection of things to do. Tailor-made for adventurous types wishing to leave civilization behind, Alaska can also be an extremely expensive vacation destination, with few transportation options and much of its land accessible only by plane or helicopter.
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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.
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