12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

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Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Fly
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Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Taxi to Fort Myers Beach, FL, Ferry to Key West
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Key West
— 3 nights
Fly
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Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Fly

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Orlando

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and The Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio. Discover out-of-the-way places like International Drive and Ron Jon Surf Shop. Go for a jaunt from Orlando to Daytona Beach to see Beach at Daytona Beach about 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip itinerary maker tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Orlando. In July, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

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St. Augustine

St. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, then see the interesting displays at Lightner Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Fort Matanzas National Monument and then look for gifts at Whetstone Chocolates Tasting Tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read St. Augustine trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Orlando to St. Augustine by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in St. Augustine can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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Panama City Beach

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): shop like a local with Panama City CENTER for the ARTS, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Andrews State Park, then do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, and finally browse the different shops at Pier Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Panama City Beach trip builder app.

Getting from St. Augustine to Panama City Beach by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

1
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Sanibel Island

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 28th (Sun), examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, then stroll through Bowman's Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Captiva Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sanibel Island trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Panama City Beach to Sanibel Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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Key West

Conch Republic

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.
Head to 7 Artists & Friends Gallery and Art On Duval Key Westfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip builder.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Sanibel Island to Key West in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Sanibel Island in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 81°F in Key West. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Miami Beach

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 1st (Thu), shop like a local with Bal Harbour Shops, get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall, and then get to know the fascinating history of Lincoln Road. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, view the masterpieces at Britto Central, then take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, and finally wander the streets of Collins Avenue.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Key West to Miami Beach by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Miami Beach, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

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.