12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

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12 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
1
Pensacola Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Treasure Island
— 1 night
+2
taxi + bus + taxi:  2​h 45​min
5
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h
6
Marathon
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gulf Islands National Seashore and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navarre Beach.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Pensacola Beach tour itinerary builder site .

New York City to Pensacola Beach is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Pensacola Beach is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: high temperatures in Pensacola Beach hover around 77°F and lows are around 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

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Navarre Beach
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Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine and Fort Clinch State Park. Visit St. Augustine Beach and Ormond Beach for some beach relaxation. When in St. Augustine, make a side trip to see Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens in Jacksonville, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Vilano Beach, gain insight at Flagler College, and look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the St. Augustine trip planner .

You can drive from Pensacola Beach to St. Augustine in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pensacola Beach to St. Augustine due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in April, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Clinch State Park, Ormond Beach, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Vilano Beach ©
Vilano Beach
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like World of Disney and Pandora – The World of Avatar. Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal's Islands of Adventure and Walt Disney World Resort. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, discover the magic at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planner .

Drive from St. Augustine to Orlando in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from St. Augustine in April, expect nights in Orlando to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Treasure Island.

Things to do in Orlando

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

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night
Treasure Island

Treasure Island ©
Treasure Island is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, do a tasting at Murielle Winery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saint Pete Beach, and finally stroll through Treasure Island Beach.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Treasure Island trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Orlando to Treasure Island in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Treasure Island, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Treasure Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Saint Pete Beach, Murielle Winery, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding
Murielle Winery ©
Murielle Winery

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night
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 17th (Fri), kick back and relax at Captiva Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blind Pass Beach Park, and then kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sanibel Island trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Treasure Island to Sanibel Island by combination of taxi and bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Sanibel Island are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Captiva Beach
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Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach
Blind Pass Beach Park ©
Blind Pass Beach Park

2
nights
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 18th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, take in the exciting artwork at Old Road Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon online journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sanibel Island to Marathon in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sanibel Island in April since evenings lows in Marathon dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, Old Road Gallery, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

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