12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

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12 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Drive:  2​h
1
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Pensacola
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
4
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Orlando

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine and Key Lime Shop. Take a break from St. Augustine with a short trip to Beach at Daytona Beach in Daytona Beach, about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, deepen your understanding at Flagler College, enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and don't miss a visit to St. George Street.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read St. Augustine day trip planner .

Orlando to St. Augustine is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Beach at Daytona Beach
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©

2
nights
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
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 2nd (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take advantage of the amenities at Panama City Beach. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at St. Andrews State Park and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Panama City Beach tour app .

You can drive from St. Augustine to Panama City Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pensacola.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum and then expand your understanding of the military at Pensacola Naval Air Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Islands National Seashore, then kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach, and then cruise along The Graffiti Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pensacola road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Panama City Beach to Pensacola takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Panama City Beach to Pensacola, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Pensacola Beach
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Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Naval Air Station ©
Pensacola Naval Air Station

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 6th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon holiday builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Pensacola to Marathon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pensacola to Marathon. August in Marathon sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

3
nights
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.
Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Key West trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Key West sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 81°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

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