9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Cedar Key
— 1 night
Drive
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Crystal River
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Jacksonville
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Tallahassee
— 1 night
Drive
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Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Drive to Tallahassee, Fly to Miami

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Cedar Key

— 1 night
Cedar Key is a city in Levy County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): head outdoors with Down Home Adventures and then hike along Cedar Key Railroad Trestle Nature Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then get a taste of the local shopping with Island Arts, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Cedar Keyhole Artists Co-op & Gallery.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cedar Key planner.

Miami to Cedar Key is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Miami in January: highs in Cedar Key hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Crystal River.

Things to do in Cedar Key

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Crystal River

— 2 nights

The Gem of the Nature Coast

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.
On the 31st (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with Franklin Anderson Gallery, head outdoors with Salt River Outfitters, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Sisters Springs, then explore the activities along Crystal River, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Crystal River trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Cedar Key to Crystal River in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Crystal River are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Crystal River

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Jacksonville

— 3 nights

The River City

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Augustine (St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., Flagler College, &more). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, stroll through Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, and buy something for everyone on your list at St Johns Town Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Jacksonville road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Crystal River to Jacksonville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in February, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Tallahassee

— 1 night
On the 5th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Florida Historic Capitol Museum, learn more about the world around you at Tallahassee Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Tallahassee Antique Car Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of The Grove Museum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tallahassee trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Jacksonville to Tallahassee takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Tallahassee can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Museums · Historic Sites

Panama City Beach

— 1 night

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, then get your game on at NexGen VR, then buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park, and finally don't miss a visit to SkyWheel Panama City Beach.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City Beach online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Tallahassee to Panama City Beach takes 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Florida travel guide

4.4
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.