9 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Florida vacation planner
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Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive
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Crystal River
— 1 night
Fly
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Key West
— 3 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 1 night
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Orlando — 3 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 28th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 27th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando road trip site.

Montreal, Canada to Orlando is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in December: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 29°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the activities along Homosassa River.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Crystal River travel planning tool.

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. Traveling from Orlando in December, Crystal River is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Key West.
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Key West — 3 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.
Key West is known for sightseeing, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Key West road trip website.

Fly from Crystal River to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Crystal River in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.
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Key Largo — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Key Largo trip maker tool.

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 little chillier nights in Key Largo, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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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