32 days in Florida Itinerary

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Everglades National Park
— 4 nights
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Miami
— 4 nights
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Punta Gorda
— 1 night
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Clearwater
— 2 nights
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Crystal River
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Merritt Island
— 1 night
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Key West
— 5 nights
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Marathon
— 3 nights
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Key Largo
— 5 nights
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Everglades National Park — 4 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.
Everglades National Park is known for wildlife, trails, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the verdant scenery at Shark Valley Visitor Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Anhinga Trail, steep yourself in history at Nike Missile Site HM-69, and contemplate the waterfront views at Slough Slog.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Everglades National Park online holiday builder.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Everglades National Park is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, expect nights in Everglades National Park to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Miami.
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Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Wildlife

Miami — 4 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.
Take a break from Miami with a short trip to Cypress Outdoor Adventures in Everglades Wildlife Management Area, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, take a stroll through Collins Avenue, explore the world behind art at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, and see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Miami online route builder.

Explore your travel options from Everglades National Park to Miami with the Route module. In December, daytime highs in Miami are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Punta Gorda.
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Punta Gorda — 1 night

Punta Gorda is a city in Charlotte County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Muscle Car City Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Peace River Wildlife Center, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Punta Gorda trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Miami to Punta Gorda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Punta Gorda when traveling from Miami in December, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Clearwater.
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Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then walk around Largo Central Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Clearwater planner.

You can drive from Punta Gorda to Clearwater in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car 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 4th (Wed): explore the activities along Homosassa River, take in the exciting artwork at Franklin Anderson Gallery, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Crystal River online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Clearwater to Crystal River in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Clearwater in January, Crystal River is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Orlando.
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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.
Have a day of magic on the 5th (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 6th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planning website.

Drive from Crystal River to Orlando in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Crystal River in January, Orlando is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Merritt Island.
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Theme Parks · Fun & Games

Merritt Island — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get advice or help at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and then engage your brain at Space Shuttle Atlantis.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Merritt Island holiday planning site.

You can drive from Orlando to Merritt Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a shuttle. January in Merritt Island sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Key West.
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Childrens Museums · Museums

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.
Spend the 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Key West day trip planner.

Fly from Merritt Island to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Merritt Island in January; daily highs in Key West reach 28°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key) and Looe Key Dive Center (in Ramrod Key). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and look for gifts at Paradise Produce.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Marathon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Marathon, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.
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Key Largo — 5 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.
Key Largo is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, explore the striking landscape at Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Justin Martyr Catholic Church.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Key Largo visit planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in January, plan for little chillier nights in Key Largo, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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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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