10 days in Florida Itinerary

10 days in Florida Itinerary

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10 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  5​h
1
Key West
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Orlando
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Jacksonville
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Washington DC

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and then view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, take in the pleasant sights at Key West Garden Club, then steep yourself in history at West Martello Tower, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Key West route planner .

Washington DC to Key West is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Washington DC in June since evenings lows in Key West dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Marathon online vacation planner .

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Marathon, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Tue), wander the streets of Collins Avenue, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then wander the streets of Wynwood, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Miami takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July in Miami, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Collins Avenue
Highlights from your plan
Collins Avenue ©
Collins Avenue
Wynwood ©
Wynwood
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando, get a new perspective on nature at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and then take a stroll through International Drive.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Orlando, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Orlando

Neighborhoods Shopping Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
International Drive ©
International Drive
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology ©
SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology
The Escape Game Orlando ©
The Escape Game Orlando

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and then kick back and relax at Jacksonville Beach. Keep things going the next day: stroll through St. Augustine Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, then see the interesting displays at Lightner Museum, and finally examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Orlando to St. Augustine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in St. Augustine are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Jacksonville Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Jacksonville Beach ©
Jacksonville Beach

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night
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the world behind art at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jacksonville itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Jacksonville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Jacksonville can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens ©
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens ©
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

2
nights
Panama City Beach

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.
On the 7th (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at Gulf World Marine Park, then buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park, and then immerse yourself in nature at Grayton Beach State Park. On the next day, do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, admire the majestic nature at St. Andrews State Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Panama City Beach trip planning app .

You can drive from Jacksonville to Panama City Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Grayton Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Grayton Beach State Park ©
Grayton Beach State Park
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery

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