23 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida holiday planner
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Fly
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Orlando
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Crystal River
— 1 night
Fly
3
Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Key West
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Key Largo
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Marathon
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Miami, Fly to Colombo

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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.
Family-friendly places like Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort will thrill your kids. Pack the 26th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 27th (Tue) at Magic Kingdom Park. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Orlando road trip website.

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. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Colombo in December; daily highs in Orlando reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the exciting artwork at The Glass Garage, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Homosassa River.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Crystal River travel itinerary planner.

You can 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. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Orlando in December since evenings lows in Crystal River dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Everglades National Park.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Anhinga Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail, and then identify plant and animal life at Mahogany Hammock. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley Visitor Center and then explore the activities along Slough Slog.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Everglades National Park itinerary planner.

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. Traveling from Crystal River in December, expect Everglades National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Key West.
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Key West — 5 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. Next up on the itinerary: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, and enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Key West day trip planning site.

You can fly from Everglades National Park to Key West in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In December in Key West, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Key Largo.
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Key Largo — 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Island Dolphin Care and Spiegel Grove. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get all the information you need at Florida Keys Visitor Center - Key Largo Chamber of Commerce, stop by Florida Keys Key Lime Products, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Justin Martyr Catholic Church.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Key Largo road trip planner.

You can drive from Key West to Key Largo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Key West in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Key Largo, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Islamorada.
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Islamorada — 2 nights

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 9th (Mon), immerse yourself in nature at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Zero Dress Code Boutique, then steep yourself in history at Indian Key State Historic Site, and then admire the majestic nature at Long Key State Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Islamorada online holiday planner.

Islamorada is very close to Key Largo. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marathon.
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Marathon — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, then browse the exhibits of Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get close to the beloved marine mammals with Dolphin Connection, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon trip planner.

You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Florida travel guide

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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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