9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

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9 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  18​h
1
Crystal River
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
St. Pete Beach
— 1 night
+2
taxi + bus + taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Naples
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Marathon
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Porto Alegre

1
day
Crystal River

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.
On the 1st (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Three Sisters Springs, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Crystal River road trip app .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Crystal River is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Porto Alegre to Crystal River due to the time zone difference. In April in Crystal River, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to St. Pete Beach.

Things to do in Crystal River

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Three Sisters Springs ©
Three Sisters Springs
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Saint Pete Beach, kick back and relax at Treasure Island Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Duncan McClellan Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Pass-a-Grille.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Pete Beach attractions planning website .

You can drive from Crystal River to St. Pete Beach in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in St. Pete Beach when traveling from Crystal River in April, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in St. Pete Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Duncan McClellan Gallery, Treasure Island Beach
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Duncan McClellan Gallery ©
Duncan McClellan Gallery
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Treasure Island Beach ©
Treasure Island Beach

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night
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 3rd (Wed), kick back and relax at Blind Pass Beach Park, kick back and relax at Captiva Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Tower Gallery.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sanibel Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from St. Pete Beach to Sanibel Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Sanibel Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Captiva Beach
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Blind Pass Beach Park ©
Blind Pass Beach Park
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for gifts at Fifth Avenue South, then view the masterpieces at Naples Art Association, and finally stroll through Lowdermilk Beach. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Marco Beach, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Naples holiday builder website .

You can drive from Sanibel Island to Naples in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Marco Island
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South Marco Beach ©
South Marco Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Sunset Park Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, view the masterpieces at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marathon trip website .

Getting from Naples to Marathon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Naples in April since evenings lows in Marathon dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Sunset Park Beach, Bahia Honda State Park
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Sunset Park Beach ©
Sunset Park Beach
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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