9 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Klarna Trips Florida travel planner
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Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Crystal River
— 1 night
Fly
3
Everglades National Park
— 1 night
Fly
4
Key West
— 2 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 27th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 29th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort and discover the magic at Epcot.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Orlando tour itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Orlando is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Orlando is 3 hours. In December, Orlando is a bit warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive 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.
On the 30th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then explore the activities along Homosassa River.

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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, plan for slightly colder nights in Crystal River, with lows around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Everglades National Park.
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Everglades National Park — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center and then explore the activities along Slough Slog.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Everglades National Park route site.

You can fly from Crystal River to Everglades National Park in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, Everglades National Park is a bit warmer than Crystal River - with highs of 80°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Key West.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Key West — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck, meet the residents at Key West Aquarium, then take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): explore the galleries of Truman Little White House, browse the exhibits of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally make a trip to Duval Street.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Key West journey planning website.

You can fly from Everglades National Park to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December in Key West, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car 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 3rd (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Key Largo trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Key West to Key Largo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Key West in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Key Largo, with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to 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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