12 days in North Carolina, Georgia & Florida Itinerary

12 days in North Carolina, Georgia & Florida Itinerary

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Asheville
— 1 night
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Atlanta
— 1 night
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Key Largo
— 1 night
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St. Augustine
— 3 nights
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Asheville

— 1 night

Land of the Sky

Asheville nestles between two major mountain ranges in the scenic western section of North Carolina.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Folk Art Center (Southern Highland Craft Guild), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Saint Lawrence, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lexington Glassworks.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Asheville day trip planning app.

Charlotte to Asheville is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in June; daily highs in Asheville reach 83°F and lows reach 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Atlanta.

Things to do in Asheville

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Atlanta

— 1 night

The Capital of the South

Georgia’s largest city and capital, Atlanta is a thriving metropolis anchored by its southern roots.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, admire the masterpieces at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and then contemplate the long history of Centennial Olympic Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Atlanta day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Asheville to Atlanta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Atlanta when traveling from Asheville in June, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Key West.

Things to do in Atlanta

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Smathers Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, go for a walk through Key West Garden Club, and take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

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You can fly from Atlanta to Key West in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Atlanta in June since evenings lows in Key West dip to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

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 22nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, and finally view the masterpieces at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Marathon holiday builder website.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Marathon are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Key Largo

— 1 night

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Molasses Reef.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Key Largo trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Key Largo can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Augustine

— 3 nights
St. You'll get in some beach time at Ormond Beach and Beach at Daytona Beach. Let the collections at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and Lightner Museum capture your imagination. Step out of St. Augustine with an excursion to Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory in Daytona Beach--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Old Jail, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, get engrossed in the history at Medieval Torture Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the St. Augustine road trip planning website.

You can fly from Key Largo to St. Augustine in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in St. Augustine sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

North Carolina travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Zipline
The Tar Heel State
A top destination for a holiday in nature, North Carolina provides a seemingly endless variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain climbing, and skiing. While the state's rural regions offer a taste of traditional Appalachian music and culture, its increasingly diverse big cities feature modern skyscrapers, renowned museums, and historical neighborhoods perfect for sightseeing tours. The coastal region, famous for its year-round temperate climate, attracts millions of annual visitors, making North Carolina the sixth most-visited state in the country. Though it's hard to find a quiet time of year in coastal North Carolina, the state's inland areas retain many secluded corners where you can experience the laid-back Old South atmosphere.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Aquariums
The Peach State
Founded in 1733, Georgia was one of the original 13 colonies that became the United States. Much more geographically diverse than most visitors realize, the state features a scenic seacoast, high mountain peaks, and large urban centers, with broad rural areas in between. Once famous mostly for historical attractions memorializing the Civil War era and the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia now draws tourists from around the world with its rich musical tradition and distinctive cuisine. Start your Georgian adventure in Atlanta, the state's economic powerhouse, and then road trip to the coastal barrier islands, nature preserves, and chic vacation resorts.

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.