20 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida travel planner
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Fly
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Orlando
— 5 nights
Drive
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Crystal River
— 1 night
Fly
3
Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Key West
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 4 nights
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Orlando — 5 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.
Attractions like Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld make great kid-friendly stops. Have a day of magic on the 28th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 30th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. The adventure continues: discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Orlando trip planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Orlando is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Colombo to Orlando, you'll gain 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Colombo in December, expect Orlando to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Crystal River.
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Crystal River — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, then explore the activities along Homosassa River, and then take in the exciting artwork at Pepper Creek Pottery.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Crystal River holiday maker website.

Drive from Orlando to Crystal River in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Orlando in January, Crystal River is little chillier at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Everglades National Park.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
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Everglades National Park — 2 nights

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. Overflow from Lake Okeechobee into the Florida Bay formed these wetlands, which are home to manatees, American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and an array of wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): trek along Gumbo Limbo Trail, then stroll through Anhinga Trail, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mahogany Hammock. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley Visitor Center and then explore the activities along Slough Slog.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Everglades National Park trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Crystal River to Everglades National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Crystal River in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Everglades National Park: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Key West.
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Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Key West Aquarium. There's still lots to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and make a trip to Duval Street.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip maker website.

Getting from Everglades National Park to Key West by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.
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Key Largo — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then take a memorable tour with Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, and then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Key Largo Baptist Church, then get all the information you need at Florida Keys Visitor Center - Key Largo Chamber of Commerce, and finally take a tour of Spiegel Grove.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Key Largo visit planning tool.

Drive from Key West to Key Largo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Key West in January since evenings lows in Key Largo dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marathon.
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Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Marathon — 4 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Attractions like San Pablo Catholic Church and National Key Deer Refuge make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort in Little Torch Key (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, and pick up some local products at Paradise Produce.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Marathon tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will leave for home on the 14th (Sat).
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Florida travel guide

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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.
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