11 days in Florida Itinerary

11 days in Florida Itinerary

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11 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Destin
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Newark

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Destin

Destin ©
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then look for gifts at Waterfront Gifts and Fine Art.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Destin trip itinerary planning site .

Newark to Destin is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Newark to Destin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in August, expect Destin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Destin

Shopping
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Waterfront Gifts and Art ©
Waterfront Gifts and Art

1
night
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 31st (Fri), look for gifts at Faux Paws, admire all the interesting features of Flagler College, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, and finally sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, then don't miss a visit to St. George Street, and then identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the St. Augustine journey planner .

Getting from Destin to St. Augustine by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Flagler College ©
Flagler College

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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 2nd (Sun): get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Orlando tour app .

You can drive from St. Augustine to Orlando in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Orlando sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Goodland Boating Park - Collier County, then make a trip to Marco Island Center for the Arts, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marco Island day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Marco Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Marco Island can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding
Goodland Boating Park ©
Goodland Boating Park

1
night
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 5th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then take in the exciting artwork at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Islamorada online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Islamorada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In September in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery ©

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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 6th (Thu): admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, snap pictures at Old Seven Mile Bridge, then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Seven Mile Bridge ©
Seven Mile Bridge
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

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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 8th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Dry Tortugas National Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Key West trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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