18 days in Florida & Austin Itinerary

18 days in Florida & Austin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States tour planner
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Miami
— 1 night
Drive
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Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ochopee
— 1 night
Fly
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Austin
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tampa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Crystal River
— 1 night
Drive
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Biscayne National Park
— 3 nights
Drive to Miami International Airport, Fly to Newcastle upon Tyne

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Miami — 1 night

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami day trip planning tool.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Miami is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in January, expect Miami to be much hotter, temps between 29°C and 20°C. You will leave for Everglades National Park on the 19th (Wed).
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Everglades National Park — 2 nights

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 19th (Wed): trek along Gumbo Limbo Trail and then identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Mahogany Hammock and then take a stroll through Flamingo.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Everglades National Park tour itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Miami to Everglades National Park with the Route module. In January, daily temperatures in Everglades National Park can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Ochopee.
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Ochopee — 1 night

Ochopee is an unincorporated community in Collier County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): walk around Big Cypress National Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): trek along Loop Road.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ochopee online driving holiday planner.

Ochopee is just a short distance from Everglades National Park. Expect little chillier evenings in Ochopee when traveling from Everglades National Park in January, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Austin.
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Highlights from your trip

Austin — 4 nights

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Step out of Austin to go to San Antonio and see Natural Bridge Caverns, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, get great views at Mount Bonnell, admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park, and contemplate the long history of Texas State Capitol.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Austin vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Ochopee to Austin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In January, Austin is slightly colder than Ochopee - with highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly to Tampa.
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Side Trip

Tampa — 4 nights

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.
When in Tampa, make a side trip to see Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, approximately Orlando away. Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Horse Power for Kids & Animal Sanctuary, walk around Lettuce Lake Regional Park, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and see the interesting displays at Tampa Firefighters Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tampa travel route planner.

Getting from Austin to Tampa by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Austin to Tampa due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Austin in January: high temperatures in Tampa hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Crystal River.
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Side Trip

Crystal River — 1 night

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 30th (Sun): immerse yourself in nature at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Crystal River trip builder website.

You can drive from Tampa to Crystal River in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Crystal River when traveling from Tampa in January, with lows around 8°C. On the 31st (Mon), you'll travel to Biscayne National Park.
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Side Trips

Biscayne National Park — 3 nights

Biscayne National Park's peaceful emerald islands surrounded by turquoise water and teeming coral reefs seem a world away from the bustle of Miami, but the park remains within eyeshot just offshore from the United States' leading tropical metropolis.
Biscayne National Park is known for historic sites and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Boca Chita Key.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Biscayne National Park online trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Crystal River to Biscayne National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Crystal River in January, expect Biscayne National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off to home.
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Highlights from your trip

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.
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