8 days in Crystal River, Everglades National Park & Naples Itinerary

8 days in Crystal River, Everglades National Park & Naples Itinerary

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8 days in Crystal River, Everglades National Park & Naples Itinerary

Start: Charleston
Drive:  7​h
1
Crystal River
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
+2
bus + train + bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Naples
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Charleston

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Crystal River trip itinerary planning app .

Charlotte to Crystal River is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Charlotte in December: high temperatures in Crystal River hover around 74°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Crystal River

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Gypsy Gold Horse Farm, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Gypsy Gold Horse Farm ©
Gypsy Gold Horse Farm

2
nights
Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park ©
A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center and then get outside with Osceola panthers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): hike along Anhinga Trail, then hike along Pineland Trail, and then hike along Gumbo Limbo Trail.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Everglades National Park tour website .

Explore your travel options from Crystal River to Everglades National Park with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Crystal River in December, with highs in Everglades National Park at 80°F and lows at 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Naples Pier, admire the natural beauty at Naples Botanical Garden, and then admire the natural beauty at Edison and Ford Winter Estates. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Everglades National Park to Naples in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Everglades National Park in December, Naples is slightly colder at night with lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Edison and Ford Winter Estates ©
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Naples Botanical Garden ©
Naples Botanical Garden

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