13 days in Florida Itinerary

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— 2 nights
Lakewood Ranch
— 2 nights
Key Largo
— 4 nights
Amelia Island
— 3 nights


Clearwater — 2 nights

Fun and Sun for All

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
On the 3rd (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Duncan McClellan Gallery, then explore the world behind art at The Dali Museum, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Hogan's Beach Shop, then enjoy the sand and surf at Clearwater Beach, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally gain insight at Church of Scientology Information Center.

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Churchville to Clearwater is an approximately 17-hour car ride. Traveling from Churchville in March, expect Clearwater to be much warmer, temps between 76°F and 59°F. On the 5th (Sun), you'll travel to Lakewood Ranch.
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Lakewood Ranch — 2 nights

Life's Good in Lakewood Ranch. On the 5th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Solomon's Castle and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): stroll around E. G. Simmons Regional Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Apollo Beach Nature Preserve.

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Traveling by car from Clearwater to Lakewood Ranch takes 1.5 hours. March in Lakewood Ranch sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Key Largo.
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Key Largo — 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key Largo: Marathon (Sombrero Beach & The Turtle Hospital) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, shop like a local with Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, and step aboard African Queen Canal Cruise.

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You can drive from Lakewood Ranch to Key Largo in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Lakewood Ranch in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key Largo, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly to Amelia Island.
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Amelia Island — 3 nights

The southernmost Sea Island off the coast of Florida, Amelia Island takes its name from Princess Amelia of England.
Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Simons Island (Fort Frederica National Monument & Christ Church) and Georgia Sea Turtle Center (in Jekyll Island). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Marlin & Barrel Distillery, take an in-depth tour of Amelia Island Museum of History, see the interesting displays at The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, and expand your understanding of the military at Fort Clinch State Park.

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Traveling by flight from Key Largo to Amelia Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Key Largo in March: high temperatures in Amelia Island hover around 72°F and lows are around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.
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Florida travel guide

Disney Parks & Activities · Theme Parks · Beaches
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.