10 days in Florida Itinerary

10 days in Florida Itinerary

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10 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Pensacola
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
St. Augustine
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

3
nights
Pensacola

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Fort Morgan State Historic Site. Kids will enjoy Parasailing & Paragliding and Gulf Islands National Seashore. Go for a jaunt from Pensacola to Gulf Shores to see Gulf State Park about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum and kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Pensacola attractions planner.

Washington DC to Pensacola is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. August in Pensacola sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Pensacola Beach, Gulf State Park, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park

2
nights
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 6th (Tue), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then immerse yourself in nature at St. Andrews State Park.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Panama City Beach road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pensacola to Panama City Beach takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Pensacola to Panama City Beach is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Swim with Dolphins
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Marathon online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Panama City Beach to Marathon by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Panama City Beach in August since evenings lows in Marathon dip to 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore and take pictures at Fort Zachary Taylor, take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and finally explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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1
night
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 11th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, then browse the exhibits of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and then kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read St. Augustine trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Key West to St. Augustine takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Key West in August, plan for little chillier nights in St. Augustine, with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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