10 days in Florida Itinerary

10 days in Florida Itinerary

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10 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
+3
subway + Fly + taxi + bus:  11​h 45​min
1
St. Augustine
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Marathon
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

1
day
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 9th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, then look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and then kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the St. Augustine trip itinerary maker .

San Francisco to St. Augustine is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to St. Augustine due to the time zone difference. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in St. Augustine, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©

2
nights
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 10th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the magic at Magic Kingdom Park.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Orlando day trip tool .

Getting from St. Augustine to Orlando by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from St. Augustine, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park

2
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at Fort Myers Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Captiva Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at In The Garden.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sanibel Island itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Orlando to Sanibel Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February in Sanibel Island, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Captiva Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
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. On the 14th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Tigertail Beach, test your problem-solving skills at Xtreme Escape Game, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Barefoot Beach Preserve.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marco Island trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Sanibel Island to Marco Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Marco Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Barefoot Beach Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Barefoot Beach Preserve ©
Barefoot Beach Preserve
Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary ©
Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Marathon trip planning tool .

Getting from Marco Island to Marathon by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Marco Island in February since evenings lows in Marathon dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

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