16 days in United States & Ottawa Itinerary

16 days in United States & Ottawa Itinerary

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Start: Ottawa, Canada
1
Ottawa, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Tampa, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Orlando, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Miami, United States
— 4 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Davie, United States
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Ottawa, Canada

2
nights
Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa ©
A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Canadian Museum of Nature and Canadian War Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Pariosse Ste. Clement. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Parliament Hill and Buildings, stroll through Gatineau Park, get engrossed in the history at Canadian Museum of History, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ottawa holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Ottawa can reach -2°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gatineau
Highlights from your plan
Canadian War Museum ©
Canadian War Museum
Canadian Museum of History ©
Canadian Museum of History
Canadian Museum of Nature ©
Canadian Museum of Nature

4
nights
Tampa, United States

Tampa ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Saint Pete Beach and Fred Howard Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Beach Walk and Tampa Firefighters Museum. Explore Tampa's surroundings by going to Three Sisters Springs (in Crystal River), Treasure Island Beach (in Treasure Island) and Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park (in Homosassa Springs). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bradenton Beach, sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Apollo Beach Nature Preserve, and enjoy some diversion at Florida Firearms Academy.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tampa travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Ottawa to Tampa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ottawa in December, expect Tampa to be warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Siesta Key Rum, Fred Howard Park, Three Sisters Springs, Apollo Beach Nature Preserve, Honeymoon Island State Park
Highlights from your plan
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Bradenton Beach ©
Bradenton Beach

4
nights
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Blue Spring State Park. Go for a jaunt from Orlando to DeLand to see Stetson Mansion about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Tree of Life, make an unforgettable trip to Pandora – The World of Avatar, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Orlando, and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip maker site.

Getting from Tampa to Orlando by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blue Spring State Park, Stetson Mansion, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art ©

4
nights
Miami, United States

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Visiting Hollywood Beach and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Lock & Load Miami and Anhinga Trail. Venture out of the city with trips to Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge (in Immokalee), Speed Boats Tours (in Everglades City) and Kirby Storter Roadside Park (in Ochopee). The adventure continues: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, identify plant and animal life at Everglades Alligator Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, and see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Miami trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Orlando to Miami in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Miami when traveling from Orlando in December, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Davie.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale, Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Hollywood Beach, Art Deco Historic District, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach

1
night
Davie, United States

Davie ©
Davie is a town in Broward County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): stroll through Marando Farms and Ranch, take in nature's colorful creations at Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Flamingo Gardens.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Davie travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Miami to Davie takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Davie

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Flamingo Gardens ©
Flamingo Gardens
Marando Farms and Ranch ©
Marando Farms and Ranch
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center ©
Long Key Natural Area & Nature Center

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