9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida journey planner

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Gainesville
— 1 day
Drive
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Coral Gables
— 1 night
Drive
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Naples
— 1 night
Drive
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Siesta Key
— 6 nights

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Gainesville

— 1 day
University of Florida has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and design of University of Florida.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Gainesville. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in March, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Coral Gables.
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Coral Gables

— 1 night
Coral Gables, officially the City of Coral Gables, is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, located southwest of Downtown Miami. Ponce de Leon Fountain has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sun), make a trip to Ponce de Leon Fountain and then shop like a local with Village of Merrick Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Coral Gables trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Gainesville to Coral Gables takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gainesville in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Coral Gables, with lows around 65°F. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Coral Gables

Shopping
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Naples

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Naples Botanical Garden, Fifth Avenue South and Vanderbilt Beach. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Naples Botanical Garden, kick back and relax at Vanderbilt Beach, and then wander the streets of Fifth Avenue South.

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Traveling by car from Coral Gables to Naples takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March in Naples, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Naples

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

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Siesta Key

— 6 nights
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
You've now added Siesta Healing Spa to your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Siesta Beach and Nokomis Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Venice Beach and Turtle Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Siesta Key: Manatee Public Beach (in Holmes Beach), Longboat Key (Coquina Beach & Longboat Key) and Bradenton Beach (Coquina Beach, Beach Market at Coquina Beach, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at South Lido Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Point of Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Beach, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Legacy Trail.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Siesta Key trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Naples to Siesta Key by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 57°F.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.