23 days in Charleston, Savannah & Florida Itinerary

23 days in Charleston, Savannah & Florida Itinerary

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Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Charleston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Savannah
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Naples
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Miami
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
7
Key West
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 15 min
8
Clearwater
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Crystal River
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly:  12 h
End: Amsterdam

2
nights
Charleston

Charleston ©
Many visitors describe their Charleston holiday as a warm embrace by an old, dear friend--who lived about 200 years ago.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Joe Riley Waterfront Park, then steep yourself in history at Fort Sumter National Monument, and finally admire the natural beauty at Washington Square. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate the long history of Nathaniel Russell House, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Center for Birds of Prey, and finally sample the fine beverages at Charleston Distilling Company.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Charleston vacation maker app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Charleston is an approximately 14.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in November: high temperatures in Charleston hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Savannah.

Things to do in Charleston

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

The Center for Birds of Prey
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The Center for Birds of Prey ©
The Center for Birds of Prey
Fort Sumter National Monument ©
Fort Sumter National Monument
Nathaniel Russell House ©
Nathaniel Russell House

2
nights
Savannah

Savannah ©
Georgia's oldest city, Savannah displays its colonial history proudly on every corner.
Popular historic sites such as Savannah Historic District and Bonaventure Cemetery are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Coligny Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get out of town with these interesting Savannah side-trips: Tybee Island Beach (in Tybee Island) and Village at Wexford (in Hilton Head). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, don't miss a visit to Historic River Street, learn about all things military at Webb Military Museum, and get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Savannah online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Charleston to Savannah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Savannah, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Savannah

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Hilton Head, Tybee Island Beach
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Webb Military Museum ©
Webb Military Museum
Savannah Historic District ©
Savannah Historic District
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, then enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and finally kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Lightner Museum, deepen your understanding at Flagler College, then look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our St. Augustine attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Savannah to St. Augustine takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Savannah in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in St. Augustine. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Museums Wildlife
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St. Augustine Wild Reserve ©
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
St. Augustine Distillery ©
St. Augustine Distillery

2
nights
Naples

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then make a trip to Fifth Avenue South, and then learn about winemaking at The Naples Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Myers Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Edison and Ford Winter Estates, and then wander the streets of Edison Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Naples trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from St. Augustine to Naples in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from St. Augustine in November, with highs in Naples at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach
Edison and Ford Winter Estates ©
Edison and Ford Winter Estates

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, and finally see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum. On your second day here, grab your bike and head to Shark Valley Visitor Center.

Before you visit Miami, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Naples to Miami in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Miami are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Shark Valley Visitor Center
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Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marathon route planning site.

Traveling by car from Miami to Marathon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In November in Marathon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

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You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

6
nights
Clearwater

Clearwater ©
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.
Get outdoors at Clearwater Beach and Siesta Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sarasota National Cemetery and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to Sarasota (Ted Sperling Park, Siesta Key Rum, &more), Ybor City (in Tampa) and The Dali Museum (in St. Petersburg). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Murielle Winery, contemplate the long history of Philippe Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Clearwater driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Key West to Clearwater takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Key West in November, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Clearwater. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Crystal River.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Sarasota, Lori's Soap & Sponge Market, Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, Ybor City
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Sarasota National Cemetery ©
Sarasota National Cemetery
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Crystal River, then identify plant and animal life at Three Sisters Springs, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Drive from Clearwater to Crystal River in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Clearwater in November, Crystal River is a bit cooler at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Crystal River

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Three Sisters Springs ©
Three Sisters Springs
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crystal River ©
Crystal River

1
night
Orlando

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.
On the 27th (Fri), test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, and then get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando day trip tool.

You can drive from Crystal River to Orlando in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Orlando when traveling from Crystal River in November, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
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Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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