7 days in Florida Itinerary

7 days in Florida Itinerary

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Fly to Jacksonville International Airport, Drive to St. Augustine
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St. Augustine
— 1 day
Drive
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Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly
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Miami Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Everglades National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Key West
— 2 nights
Fly

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St. Augustine

— 1 day
St. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get to know the resident critters at St. Augustine Wild Reserve and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the St. Augustine trip itinerary maker tool.

Kalamazoo to St. Augustine is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In December, St. Augustine is much warmer than Kalamazoo - with highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Orlando

— 2 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.
On the 24th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Walt Disney World Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Orlando takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Augustine in December: highs in Orlando hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): wander the streets of Lincoln Road, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and then enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Miami Beach journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in December since evenings lows in Miami Beach dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Everglades National Park

— 1 night

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

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.
On the 27th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Slough Slog and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley Visitor Center.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Everglades National Park trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Miami Beach to Everglades National Park. In December, daytime highs in Everglades National Park are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Key West.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Key West

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then stroll through Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally see the world from above with Air Adventures Helicopter Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and then cast your line with Key West Fishing Connection.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Key West online trip builder.

You can fly from Everglades National Park to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December in Key West, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.