12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Destin
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Clearwater
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
St. Pete Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Siesta Key
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Fort Myers Beach
— 1 night
Taxi + Bus:  2​h 15​min
8
Hollywood
— 1 night
Bus:  15​min
9
Fort Lauderdale
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
10
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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Destin

Destin ©
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations.
On the 1st (Mon), get your game on at Escape Zone 60 and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Crystal Sands Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Destin online trip maker .

Washington DC to Destin is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, Destin is a bit warmer than Washington DC - with highs of 76°F and lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Destin

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Escape Zone 60, Destin ©
Escape Zone 60, Destin

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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.
On the 2nd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, then do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Panama City Beach travel route planner .

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. Traveling from Destin in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 58°F in Panama City Beach. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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night
Clearwater

Clearwater ©
Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
On the 3rd (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Honeymoon Island State Park, steep yourself in history at Philippe Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Clearwater Beach.

For ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Clearwater itinerary app .

Getting from Panama City Beach to Clearwater by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Panama City Beach in April, Clearwater is a bit warmer at night with lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Honeymoon Island State Park, Philippe Park
Highlights from your plan
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Philippe Park ©
Philippe Park
Honeymoon Island State Park ©
Honeymoon Island State Park

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gatorland as well as Happily Ever After Fireworks. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks, discover the magic at Epcot, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Gatorland. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Clearwater to Orlando by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to St. Pete Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Epcot ©
Epcot
Gatorland ©
Gatorland

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night
St. Pete Beach

St. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Saint Pete Beach, and then wander the streets of Pass-a-Grille.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our St. Pete Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Orlando to St. Pete Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in April, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Siesta Key.

Things to do in St. Pete Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Parasailing & Paragliding
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Pass-a-Grille ©
Pass-a-Grille

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Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Beach, take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery on Siesta Key, and then kick back and relax at Siesta Beach.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Siesta Key planner .

Getting from St. Pete Beach to Siesta Key by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in April, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Fort Myers Beach.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach
The Gallery on Siesta Key ©
The Gallery on Siesta Key

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night
Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): kick back and relax at Fort Myers Beach, then stop by Santini Marina Shopping Plaza, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Myers Beach online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Siesta Key to Fort Myers Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Fort Myers Beach, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hollywood.

Things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Outdoors Beaches Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Santini Marina Shopping Plaza ©
Santini Marina Shopping Plaza

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Hollywood

Hollywood ©
The city of Hollywood is a classic Florida beach town and popular vacation spot, attracting visitors with its picturesque beaches, lively nightlife, and laid-back vibe.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hollywood Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Hollywood trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Fort Myers Beach to Hollywood in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Myers Beach in April, Hollywood is a bit warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Hollywood

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall

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night
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
On the 10th (Wed), kick back and relax at Las Olas Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fort Lauderdale trip planning website .

Fort Lauderdale is very close to Hollywood. April in Fort Lauderdale sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach

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Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Tours, and finally wander the streets of Lincoln Road.

To plan Miami Beach vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Fort Lauderdale to Miami Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and finally explore and take pictures at Mallory Square.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Key West journey maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus, tram, and flight from Miami Beach to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in April, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Mallory Square ©
Mallory Square

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