Best of Florida & the Southeast

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Florida & the Southeast
The tropical breezes of the Florida Keys, the timeless charm of historic cities like Charleston and Savannah, and the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains beckon exploration of this region. If you’re looking for amazing beaches, incredible food, and natural beauty, the Southeast is sure to not disappoint.
Cypress forest in the Everglades
Day Trip to the Everglades

Covering 1.5 million acres of southern Florida, the Everglades National Park is home to a diverse range of wildlife, from pythons to panthers. The fragile ecosystem here is protected as an International Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site, and at only a short driving distance from Miami, a road trip to the Everglades is a great way to escape the city and immerse yourself in nature for the day.

St. Augustine Beach, courtesy of Old Town Trolley Tours
Florida's Coasts & Keys - 9 Days

This 9-day road trip takes you around the state of Florida, visiting the best of both coasts. From America's oldest city to the Great Florida Reef, you'll enjoy a variety of activities on this trip around the Sunshine State, most focusing on its great outdoors. The itinerary starts and ends in Orlando, but the route can be easily adjusted for a starting point from any city in Florida.

Sombrero Beach on Marathon Key
Weekend Trip to the Keys - 2 Days

Sample island life on this weekend road trip down the Overseas Highway. In just two days, you'll have the opportunity to snorkel a living coral reef, kayak through mangroves, and feed giant tarpon. You don't need to use your vacation days to experience the Florida Keys.

One of Key Largo's beautiful beaches
Day Trip to the Upper Keys

You don’t have to leave the States to find a little slice of paradise. Located off the southern coast of Florida, the Florida Keys are a string of islands brimming with indigenous flora and colorful marine life, serving as a tropical vacation destination not too far from home. Explore the Upper Keys to minimize drive time and maximize the amount of time you spend soaking up the sun.

Sunset at the southernmost point of the continental US
Long Weekend Trip to the Keys - 3 Days

Explore the Florida Keys and enjoy all that the tropics have to offer in a long weekend away from the hustle and bustle of Miami.  Snorkel the coral reef, lounge on a white sand beach, and kayak through mangroves on this three-day road trip to Key West.

Tybee Island, courtesy of the Tybee Island Visitor Center
Savannah, Charleston & Asheville Road Trip - 8 Days

This 8-day road trip takes you on a journey to the highlights of the southeastern coast before heading inland to the Appalachian Mountains. You’ll taste true Southern cuisine in Savannah, explore the South Carolina Lowcountry, and hike along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Although this version starts and ends in Atlanta, the route is easily adjusted for a starting point from any city in these three states.

Aerial view of the Dry Tortugas National Park
Long Weekend Trip to the Keys - 4 Days

Discover the best of the Florida Keys on this four-day road-trip from Miami to Key West. You’ll drive along the scenic Overseas Highway to Key West and back, stopping along the way to snorkel, SUP, and soak up the sun.

View from Charlies Bunion Summit
Southeast Road Trip: Asheville, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Nashville, & More - 9 Days

This 9-day road trip takes you on an active adventure to Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. You’ll spend the majority of your time enjoying the great outdoors and avoiding the crowds. Although this version starts and ends in Atlanta, the route is easily adjusted for a starting point from any city in these three states. Hike, bike, and drive your way across some of the highlights of the Southeast!

Anne's Beach on Islamorada
Florida Keys Road Trip - 7 Days

This itinerary takes you on a journey from Miami to Key West and back. In 7 days, you'll explore the Florida Keys by land and sea and discover the best that these islands have to offer. You'll spend time outdoors each day, but the activities will be varied, relaxing and exhilarating. Get ready to snorkel, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, float, and jet ski your way through this exciting week-long getaway.

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