8 days in Siesta Key, Anna Maria Island & Amelia Island Itinerary

8 days in Siesta Key, Anna Maria Island & Amelia Island Itinerary

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8 days in Siesta Key, Anna Maria Island & Amelia Island Itinerary

Houston
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 30​min
Siesta Key
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
Bradenton Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Amelia Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Houston

2
days
Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach, then kick back and relax at Siesta Beach, and then look for gifts at Siesta Key Tropical Wines.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Siesta Key vacation builder tool .

Houston to Siesta Key is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bradenton Beach.

Things to do in Siesta Key

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Venice, Nokomis Beach
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Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach
Caspersen Beach ©
Caspersen Beach

3
days
Bradenton Beach

Bradenton Beach ©
Bradenton Beach is a city on Anna Maria Island in Manatee County, Florida, United States. Relax by the water at Saint Pete Beach and Manatee Public Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Bradenton Beach: Fort De Soto Park (in Tierra Verde) and Pass-a-Grille (in St. Pete Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bean Point, stroll through Bradenton Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along Bradenton Beach City Pier.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bradenton Beach tour planner .

Traveling by car from Siesta Key to Bradenton Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amelia Island.

Things to do in Bradenton Beach

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

St. Pete Beach, Manatee Public Beach, Fort De Soto Park, Bean Point
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Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Bean Point ©
Bean Point
Bradenton Beach ©
Bradenton Beach

2
days
Amelia Island

Amelia Island ©
The southernmost Sea Island off the coast of Florida, Amelia Island takes its name from Princess Amelia of England.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, sample the fine beverages at Marlin & Barrel Distillery, and then admire the majestic nature at Fort Clinch State Park. On your second day here, play a few rounds at The Golf Club of Amelia Island at Summer Beach and then tee off at Amelia River Golf Club.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amelia Island driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bradenton Beach to Amelia Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Bradenton Beach in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amelia Island: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amelia Island

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Historic Sites
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Amelia River Golf Club ©
Amelia River Golf Club
Maritime Museum of Amelia Island ©
Maritime Museum of Amelia Island
Marlin & Barrel Distillery ©
Marlin & Barrel Distillery

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