25 days in Florida Itinerary

25 days in Florida Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Crystal River
— 2 nights
2
Daytona Beach
— 1 night
3
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
4
Amelia Island
— 2 nights
5
Marathon
— 2 nights
6
Key West
— 4 nights
7
Marco Island
— 3 nights
8
Fort Myers Beach
— 2 nights
9
Sanibel Island
— 4 nights

2
nights
Crystal River

Crystal River ©
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 15th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cedar Key Railroad Trestle Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take an in-depth tour of Cedar Key Historical Society Museum, and then look for gifts at Cedar Keyhole Artists Co-op & Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Crystal River online trip itinerary builder.

Louisville to Crystal River is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Louisville in January, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Crystal River: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Crystal River

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cedar Key, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cedar Key Historical Society Museum ©
Cedar Key Historical Society Museum

1
night
Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Beach at Daytona Beach, look for gifts at Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, and then visit a coastal fixture at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Daytona Beach online day trip planner.

Getting from Crystal River to Daytona Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Daytona Beach can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory ©
Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. Get in touch with nature at Fort Matanzas National Monument and St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lightner Museum and The Ximenez-Fatio House. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, look for gifts at Faux Paws, make a trip to St. George Street, and kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine day trip website.

You can drive from Daytona Beach to St. Augustine in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in St. Augustine can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Amelia Island.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lightner Museum ©
Lightner Museum
Fort Matanzas National Monument ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument
St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum ©
St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

2
nights
Amelia Island

Amelia Island ©
The southernmost Sea Island off the coast of Florida, Amelia Island takes its name from Princess Amelia of England.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): view the masterpieces at Island Art Association, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Door Artists, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Clinch State Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Egan's Creek Park, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Fernandina Beach Pinball Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): tee off at Amelia River Golf Club, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Marlin & Barrel Distillery, then see the interesting displays at The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, and finally view the masterpieces at Art on Centre.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amelia Island road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Amelia Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Amelia Island can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Amelia Island

Museums · Outdoors · Golf
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park
The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island ©
The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island
Island Art Association ©
Island Art Association

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin Research Center and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marathon: Islamorada (Old Road Gallery & A Lil' Tail Charters) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marathon road trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Amelia Island to Marathon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Amelia Island in January, expect Marathon to be a bit warmer, temps between 77°F and 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center ©
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

4
nights
Key West

Key West ©
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.
Head to Alan S. Maltz Gallery and Rock House Masterpiecesfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, stop by Isle Cook Key West, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West travel route planner.

Drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Key West, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum ©

3
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Lowdermilk Beach and Tigertail Beach. Visiting Corkscrew Swamp and Otter Mound Preserve will get you outdoors. When in Marco Island, make a side trip to see Fifth Avenue South in Naples, approximately Naples away. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Marco Island trip builder.

You can ride a ferry from Key West to Marco Island in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Key West in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 53°F in Marco Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort Myers Beach.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Naples
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lowdermilk Beach ©
Lowdermilk Beach

2
nights
Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Barefoot Beach Preserve, then immerse yourself in nature at Lovers Key State Park, and then look for gifts at The Goodz. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Myers Beach.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fort Myers Beach road trip planner.

You can drive from Marco Island to Fort Myers Beach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Fort Myers Beach are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Barefoot Beach Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Barefoot Beach Preserve ©
Barefoot Beach Preserve
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lovers Key State Park ©
Lovers Key State Park

4
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bowman's Beach and Captiva Beach. Appreciate the collections at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and Sanibel Historical Museum and Village. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Blind Pass Beach Park, browse the different shops at Periwinkle Place, stop by Bailey's General Store, and look for all kinds of wild species at In The Garden.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Sanibel Island travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Myers Beach to Sanibel Island takes an hour. In February, daytime highs in Sanibel Island are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Captiva Beach
Highlights from your plan
Blind Pass Beach Park ©
Blind Pass Beach Park
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach

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