Do you have a long weekend coming up? If so, you have enough time for a Florida getaway! A road trip doesn’t have to be a multi-week drive around the country. In just three to five days, you can rent a camper and explore Southern Florida from Miami to Key Largo.
Best of all, a cheap camper rental and affordable camping accommodations make this a budget-friendly vacation, so you have no excuse not to take the trip!
In this itinerary, you will find plenty of exciting attractions, colorful culture, and delicious food, so we highly recommend this plan for your next adventure.
Half-Day in South Beach & Miami
After you pick up your campervan in South florida, you can spend a half-day looking at the local scene. We recommend that you at least stop to see the world-famous South Beach that has been featured in television and movies.
However, you have to leave time to see Calle Ocho in Little Havana! You would be doing yourself a huge disservice if you didn’t sample a Cubano while strolling through the lively streets. For more culture, check out the Wynwood and its funky murals, galleries, and breweries.
1-2 Days at Everglades National Park
From Miami, you can move on to Everglades National Park. If you have time, we suggest spending two days here to immerse yourself in nature. Your first day is the perfect opportunity to go for a hike after your set up camp at the Flamingo Campground or Long Pine Key Campground. Anhinga and Shark Valley are just a couple of the most popular trails in the park.
After you get a good night’s sleep in your camping van, you can go deeper into the park with a full-day airboat tour. These encounters allow you to get up close and personal with alligators in the wild, but if that isn’t your thing, you’ll still love the views riding through the wetlands.
Souce: Everglades National Park
1-2 Days in the Florida Keys
For the final destination, drive a little further south to the Florida Keys. If you haven’t already been, you should at least drive part of the Florida Keys Overseas Highway. The total travel time down and back would be roughly 5 hours without stops, so you can easily make it down to Key West on this trip.
As you venture south, Key Largo and Islamorada are great stopping points. If you’re into scuba diving, we recommend spending more time in Key Largo. At Islamorada, you’ll find a stunning tropical setting complete with coral reefs, dolphin encounters, and more!
Source: The Sun