8 days in Florida, Alabama & San Antonio Itinerary

8 days in Florida, Alabama & San Antonio Itinerary

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Miami
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Key West
— 2 nights
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Orlando
— 3 nights
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Gulf Shores
— 1 night
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San Antonio
— 1 night

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Miami

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Miami trip itinerary planning app.

San Antonio to Miami is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Antonio to Miami, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Antonio, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Miami, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Key West

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Key West Garden Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park, and then get a new perspective on things with Florida Keys Kayaks and Eco Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then browse the exhibits of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally cast your line with Key West Fishing Connection.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip planner.

You can fly from Miami to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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Orlando

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stetson Mansion and Beach at Daytona Beach. Have a day of magic on the 29th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 31st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Orlando road trip planning website.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Key West in December since evenings lows in Orlando dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Gulf Shores.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is a resort city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): get some fabulous bargains at Tanger Outlets Foley and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf State Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gulf Shores trip planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Gulf Shores in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect Gulf Shores to be little chillier, temps between 66°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Gulf Shores

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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San Antonio

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 2nd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral, take in the history at Mission San Jose, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Gardens, then steep yourself in history at The Alamo, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio trip planner.

You can fly from Gulf Shores to San Antonio in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in San Antonio are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Antonio

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Florida travel guide

4.3
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.

Alabama travel guide

4.2
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Military Museums · Specialty Museums
Heart of Dixie
Known as a focal point of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s, Alabama features diverse landscapes that include tall mountains, rolling hills, and gentle plains. Though still largely undiscovered by foreign visitors, Alabama offers tourists a chance to discover the distinct culture of the Deep South. In addition to well-preserved examples of antebellum architecture, this area also boasts an outstanding local cuisine, famous for traditional barbecue recipes passed down from generation to generation. Looking for outdoorsy things to do? Nature lovers on holiday can explore the state's beaches, rugged canyons, and lush river valleys.