9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

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Tampa
— 1 day
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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Key Largo
— 1 night
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Key West
— 1 night
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Tampa

Big Guava

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 4th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tampa trip itinerary planning tool.

Dallas to Tampa is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Traveling from Dallas to Tampa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Tampa is somewhat warmer than Dallas - with highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

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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.
Attractions like Universal Orlando Resort and Universal's Islands of Adventure make great kid-friendly stops. Have a day of magic on the 7th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld and experience the excitement of Orlando StarFlyer.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Tampa to Orlando in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Orlando, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Fun & Games

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Key Largo

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then glide peacefully along the water with PADDLE! The Florida Keys, and finally test your team's savvy at Kingdom Escape Games.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Key Largo day trip planning tool.

Getting from Orlando to Key Largo by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key Largo when traveling from Orlando in December, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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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.
On the 10th (Thu), see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Key West driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Florida travel guide

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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.