8 days in United States Itinerary

8 days in United States Itinerary

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8 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Jacksonville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Daytona Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Tampa
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Edmonton

2
nights
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Clinch State Park, and then contemplate the long history of Fernandina Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Atlantic Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jacksonville online trip builder .

Edmonton, Canada to Jacksonville is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Jacksonville is 2 hours. Traveling from Edmonton in December, expect Jacksonville to be warmer, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Amelia Island, St. Augustine Wild Reserve
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Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park
Fernandina Beach ©
Fernandina Beach
St. Augustine Wild Reserve ©
St. Augustine Wild Reserve

1
night
Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stroll through Beach at Daytona Beach, then kick back and relax at Ormond Beach, then look for gifts at Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, and finally see the interesting displays at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Daytona Beach sightseeing planning site .

You can drive from Jacksonville to Daytona Beach in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Jacksonville in December since evenings lows in Daytona Beach dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tampa.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Ormond Beach
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Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach

2
nights
Tampa

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): kick back and relax at Honeymoon Island State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Treasure Island Beach, and then kick back and relax at Saint Pete Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Tampa trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Daytona Beach to Tampa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Tampa can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Saint Pete Beach, Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, Honeymoon Island State Park, Treasure Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Honeymoon Island State Park ©
Honeymoon Island State Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the waterfront at Key West Historic Seaport, stroll through Key West Garden Club, go for a walk through West Martello Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, then enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Key West driving holiday planner .

Getting from Tampa to Key West by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Tampa in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Key West, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Key West Historic Seaport ©
Key West Historic Seaport
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea
St. Paul's Episcopal Church ©
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

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