12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

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12 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Oslo
Fly + shuttle:  16​h 30​min
1
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
3
Destin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Daytona Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Orlando
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Oslo

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax 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 Dolphin Research Center, take in the exciting artwork at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Robbie's of Islamorada.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Marathon route planner .

Oslo, Norway to Marathon is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Oslo to Marathon, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Oslo in June: high temperatures in Marathon hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
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The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then view the masterpieces at Key West Pottery, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Isle Cook Key West, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, view the masterpieces at KEPart Studio-Gallery, then stop by Key West Local Luxe, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planner.

Getting from Marathon to Key West by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Key West, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Destin.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum ©

2
nights
Destin

Destin ©
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Henderson Beach State Park, then stop by Emerald Coast Olive Oil, then brush up on your military savvy at Air Force Armament Museum, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Banana Bart's, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navarre Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Destin tour itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Key West to Destin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Destin can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Destin

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Air Force Armament Museum, Navarre Beach
Highlights from your plan
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Air Force Armament Museum ©
Air Force Armament Museum

1
night
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 28th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Andrews State Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach road trip planner .

You can drive from Destin to Panama City Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Destin to Panama City Beach, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Panama City Beach, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pier Park ©
Pier Park

1
day
Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, explore the galleries of Marine Science Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach at Daytona Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Daytona Beach day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Panama City Beach to Daytona Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Ponce Inlet
Highlights from your plan
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Marine Science Center ©
Marine Science Center

2
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.
On the 30th (Sat), get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at The LEGO Store Downtown Disney, then revel in the low prices at Orlando Premium Outlets - Vineland Avenue, then try out the rides at World of Disney, and finally make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Daytona Beach to Orlando takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Orlando are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
World of Disney ©
World of Disney
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets ©
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets

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