12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampa
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Sarasota
— 1 night
Drive
5
Fort Myers
— 1 night
Drive
6
Jupiter
— 3 nights
Drive to Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, Fly to Calgary

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Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Stetson Mansion. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary maker tool.

Calgary, Canada to Orlando is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Calgary to Orlando. While traveling from Calgary, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Orlando, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 28°C. You'll set off for St. Augustine on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Augustine

— 2 nights
St. Your day by day itinerary now includes A Ghostly Encounter Walking Ghost Tours as well as Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Spanish Military Hospital Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plaza de la Constitucion, stroll around Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at A Ghostly Encounter Walking Ghost Tours.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our St. Augustine sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Orlando to St. Augustine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in St. Augustine sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Tampa.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Nightlife

Tampa

— 2 nights

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Clearwater Beach, then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Sunshine Skyway Bridge, kick back and relax at St. Pete Beach, and then admire the masterpieces at The Dali Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampa trip planner.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Tampa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sarasota

— 1 night
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. On the 10th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Henry B. Plant Museum, then see a show at Tampa Theatre, and then stop by Just/Because.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sarasota online tour builder.

You can drive from Tampa to Sarasota in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fort Myers.

Things to do in Sarasota

Nightlife · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Fort Myers

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then stroll around Veterans Memorial Park.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Myers trip itinerary website.

Drive from Sarasota to Fort Myers in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Fort Myers sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Jupiter.

Things to do in Fort Myers

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Jupiter

— 3 nights
Jupiter is the northernmost town in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. You've now added Coral Castle to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Jupiter side-trips: Round Island Beach Park (in Vero Beach) and Fort Pierce (Navy Seal Museum & White City Park). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, walk around Dubois Park, stroll through Loggerhead Marinelife Center, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Busch Wildlife Sanctuary.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Jupiter trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Fort Myers to Jupiter takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Jupiter sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Jupiter

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.