23 days in Florida Itinerary

23 days in Florida Itinerary

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23 days in Florida Itinerary

London
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Islamorada
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
Marco Island
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly + taxi:  6​h
Panama City Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Destin
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Pensacola Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
London

3
days
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spiegel Grove and Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Molasses Reef and Swim with Dolphins. Step out of Islamorada with an excursion to Parasailing & Paragliding in Key Largo--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room, and identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Islamorada vacation builder.

London, UK to Islamorada is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from London to Islamorada, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, you will find days in Islamorada are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are much hotter (31°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Tours Adventure Wildlife

Side Trips

Key Largo, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
days
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Family-friendly places like Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Reef will thrill your kids. Get outdoors at Sunset Park Beach and Sombrero Beach. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, tour the water at your own pace with All Aboard Boat Rentals, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and enjoy some diversion at The Art Studio.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sombrero Beach
Bahia Honda State Park
Dolphin Research Center

3
days
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Family-friendly places like South Marco Beach and Tigertail Beach will thrill your kids. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Marco Island Historical Museum and Island Trends. Get out of town with these interesting Marco Island side-trips: Barefoot Beach Preserve (in Bonita Springs) and Lowdermilk Beach (in Naples). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Marco Island tour planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Marco Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Marco Island when traveling from Marathon in August, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Marco Island

Beaches Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Barefoot Beach Preserve, Lowdermilk Beach
Highlights from your plan
Tigertail Beach
South Marco Beach
Barefoot Beach Preserve

4
days
Panama City Beach

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Visit Rosemary Beach and St. Andrews State Park for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Panama City Beach Winery and Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park, and get your game on at Wonderworks.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Panama City Beach itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Marco Island to Panama City Beach in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Panama City Beach sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Destin.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

St. Andrews State Park, Rosemary Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shell Island
Swim with Dolphins
Beach at Panama City

4
days
Destin

With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Topsail Beach State Preserve and Destin Harbor. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Grayton Beach State Park and Sexton's Seafood Market. Step out of Destin with an excursion to Santa Rosa Beach in Santa Rosa Beach--about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at The Track Destin, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, head off the coast to Okaloosa Island, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Destin custom trip planner.

Drive from Panama City Beach to Destin in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Panama City Beach to Destin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Destin, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in Destin

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trips

Santa Rosa Beach, Okaloosa Island, Grayton Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Henderson Beach State Park
Santa Rosa Beach
Grayton Beach State Park

2
days
Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stroll through Navarre Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pensacola Beach. On the next day, choose your vessel at Dolphin Express, kick back and relax at Gulf Islands National Seashore - Florida District, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Pickens.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Pensacola Beach trip generator.

You can drive from Destin to Pensacola Beach in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Navarre Beach
Highlights from your plan
Navarre Beach
Pensacola Beach
Fort Pickens

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