15 days in Florida Itinerary

15 days in Florida Itinerary

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Fly
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Crystal River
— 1 day
Drive
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Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampa
— 1 night
Fly
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Key West
— 4 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive
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Miami
— 3 nights
Fly to Tallahassee, Drive to Panama City Beach
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Panama City Beach
— 1 night
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Crystal River

— 1 day

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 18th (Sat), explore the activities along Homosassa River and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Crystal River trip builder site.

Atlanta to Crystal River is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Atlanta in December, with highs in Crystal River at 74°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Crystal River

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

Orlando

— 4 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Orlando to DeLand to see Stetson Mansion about 50 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 19th (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 21st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. It doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Orlando travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Crystal River to Orlando takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Crystal River in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Orlando, with lows of 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampa.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:

Tampa

— 1 night

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 23rd (Thu): get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampa trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Orlando to Tampa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Tampa, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 61°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Key West.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
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Key West

— 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key West: Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and San Pablo Catholic Church (in Marathon). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and stroll through Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Tampa to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Tampa in December, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

Key Largo

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Key Largo trip builder app.

You can drive from Key West to Key Largo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Key West in December, Key Largo is slightly colder at night with lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Miami

— 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Cypress Outdoor Adventures (in Everglades Wildlife Management Area), JP Outfitters Inc. (in Hollywood) and Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Miami day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Miami takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Miami, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): shop like a local with Panama City CENTER for the ARTS, then do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach trip tool.

Getting from Miami to Panama City Beach by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Miami in December, things will get little chillier in Panama City Beach: highs are around 69°F and lows about 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Shopping · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:

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.