12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip planner

Make it your trip
1
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive
2
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive
4
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive
5
Key West
— 3 nights
Ferry
6
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beach at Daytona Beach and The Escape Game Orlando. When in Orlando, make a side trip to see Ormond Beach in Ormond Beach, approximately Ormond Beach away. There's still lots to do: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks, revel in the low prices at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, and cool off at Discovery Cove.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Orlando. In July, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Augustine

— 2 nights
St. On the 25th (Thu), kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach and then explore the striking landscape of Fort Matanzas National Monument. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Vilano Beach, then identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and then take an in-depth tour of St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine day trip app.

Drive from Orlando to St. Augustine in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in St. Augustine can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Historic Sites

Islamorada

— 1 night

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then get interesting insight from Tours, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Islamorada trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Islamorada in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from St. Augustine in July, Islamorada is a bit warmer at night with lows of 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Marathon

— 1 night

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 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Marathon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Marathon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Key West

— 3 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dry Tortugas National Park and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Scuba & Snorkeling. It doesn't end there: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip website.

Drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Key West sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 81°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Marco Island

— 2 nights
Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get interesting insight from Tours, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: race across the water with a speed boat tour and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marco Island trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Key West to Marco Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Key West in July, plan for little chillier nights in Marco Island, with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trip

Florida travel guide

4.4
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.