46 days in Florida Itinerary

46 days in Florida Itinerary

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46 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Quebec City
Fly + Drive:  10​h
1
Florida City
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Key Largo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 6 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Naples
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Pensacola
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Crystal River
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
St. Augustine
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Orlando
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Quebec City

5
nights
Florida City

Florida City ©
Florida City is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States and is the southernmost municipality in the South Florida metropolitan area. Step out of the city life by going to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail. Step off the beaten path and head to Everglades National Park and Shark Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Florida City: Everglades National Park (Pineland Trail, Osceola panthers, & more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail and tour the pleasant surroundings at Gumbo Limbo Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florida City trip planner .

Quebec City, Canada to Florida City is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In December in Florida City, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Florida City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©

3
nights
Key Largo

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and Key Largo Chamber of Commerce and Florida Keys Visitor Center. Popular historic sites such as Saint Justin Martyr Catholic Church and Key Largo Baptist Church are in your itinerary. Step out of Key Largo with an excursion to Fishing Charters & Tours in Islamorada--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, meet the residents at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Key Largo trip itinerary planning tool .

Key Largo is very close to Florida City. In December, daytime highs in Key Largo are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Bahia Honda State Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like Dolphin Research Center and Pigeon Key Foundation. Step out of Marathon with an excursion to National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, and snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marathon trip planner .

You can drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

6
nights
Key West

Key West ©
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.
Attractions like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and go for a walk through Key West Garden Club.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Key West day trip site .

Getting from Marathon to Key West by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Marco Island

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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

Before you visit Marco Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Ride a ferry from Key West to Marco Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Key West in January since evenings lows in Marco Island dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
nights
Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Family-friendly places like Barefoot Beach Preserve and Lowdermilk Beach will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Edison & Ford Winter Estates (in Fort Myers), J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge (in Sanibel Island) and Lovers Key State Park (in Fort Myers Beach). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, don't miss a visit to Waterside Shops, and take a leisurely stroll along Naples Pier.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Naples route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Naples takes an hour. January in Naples sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pensacola.

Things to do in Naples

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Barefoot Beach Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Barefoot Beach Preserve ©
Barefoot Beach Preserve
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
nights
Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Gulf Islands National Seashore and Navarre Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Pensacola Beach and Gulf State Park Fishing Pier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pensacola: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Orange Beach), Fort Morgan State Historic Site (in Fort Morgan) and Gulf State Park (in Gulf Shores). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Okaloosa Island, contemplate the long history of Fort Pickens Area, and visit a coastal fixture at Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pensacola tour builder tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Naples to Pensacola takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Naples in January, expect Pensacola to be a bit cooler, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Pensacola Beach, Gulf Shores, Navarre Beach, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Okaloosa Island
Highlights from your plan
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach

3
nights
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Visiting St. Andrews State Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. We've included these beaches for you: Henderson Beach State Park and Panama City Beach. Step out of Panama City Beach to go to Panama City and see Bear Creek Feline Center, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's more to do: get interesting insight from Tours and buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City Beach trip itinerary website .

Getting from Pensacola to Panama City Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Crystal River.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bear Creek Feline Center, Henderson Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bear Creek Feline Center ©
Bear Creek Feline Center
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
Crystal River

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 25th (Sat): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Crystal River online road trip planner .

You can drive from Panama City Beach to Crystal River in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Crystal River are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Crystal River

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Relax by the water at Ormond Beach and St. Augustine Beach. Kids will enjoy Beach at Daytona Beach and St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. Take a break from St. Augustine with a short trip to Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary in Jacksonville, about 1h 15 min away. Spend the 29th (Wed) exploring nature at Fort Matanzas National Monument. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, and gain insight at Flagler College.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the St. Augustine travel route app .

You can drive from Crystal River to St. Augustine in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Beach at Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

6
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stetson Mansion and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Kids will enjoy Universal Orlando Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 2nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 4th (Tue) at Magic Kingdom Park. Next up on the itinerary: discover the magic at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and get your game on at Nomadic.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Orlando online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Orlando takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from St. Augustine in January, you will find days in Orlando are a bit warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

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