12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip builder

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Fly
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Pensacola Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive
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Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive
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Treasure Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Miami, Fly to New York JFK

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Pensacola Beach

— 1 night
Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. On the 8th (Wed), kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): kick back and relax at Gulf Islands National Seashore and then enjoy the sand and surf at Navarre Beach.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pensacola Beach road trip site.

New York City to Pensacola Beach is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Pensacola Beach is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Pensacola Beach: highs are around 77°F and lows about 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

St. Augustine

— 2 nights
St. Kids will appreciate attractions like St. Augustine Beach and Fort Clinch State Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ormond Beach and Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Vilano Beach, identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, and gain insight at Flagler College.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip builder website.

You can drive from Pensacola Beach to St. Augustine in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Pensacola Beach to St. Augustine is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in St. Augustine can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Orlando

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like World of Disney and Pandora – The World of Avatar. Attractions like Universal's Islands of Adventure and Happily Ever After Fireworks make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, and laugh and play at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Drive from St. Augustine to Orlando in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from St. Augustine in April, you will find days in Orlando are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Treasure Island.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping · Nightlife

Treasure Island

— 1 night
Treasure Island is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, do a tasting at Murielle Winery, then kick back and relax at Saint Pete Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Treasure Island Beach.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Treasure Island travel route builder website.

You can drive from Orlando to Treasure Island in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in April, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Treasure Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Sanibel Island

— 1 night
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Captiva Beach, then stroll through Blind Pass Beach Park, and then kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sanibel Island itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Treasure Island to Sanibel Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in April, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Marathon

— 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, explore the galleries of Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then view the masterpieces at Old Road Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Marathon day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sanibel Island to Marathon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Marathon when traveling from Sanibel Island in April, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

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.