13 days in Florida Itinerary

13 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States visit planner

Make it your trip
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Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly
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Key West
— 1 night
Drive
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Marathon
— 1 night
Drive
4
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive
5
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Miramar Beach
Drive to Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport, Fly to Austin

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Orlando

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, make an unforgettable trip to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, and then get in on the family fun at Fun Spot America. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planning website.

Austin to Orlando is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Austin to Orlando. Traveling from Austin in July, expect nights in Orlando to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are little chillier, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can fly to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Key West

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and then stroll through Higgs Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Key West day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

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 3rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then stroll through Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Turtle Hospital, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Marathon trip site.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Marathon are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Key Largo

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take a tour of USCG Duane, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the vivid underwater world at Grecian Rocks, then step aboard SS Benwood, and then see the vivid underwater world at North Dry Rocks.

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Traveling by car from Marathon to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Key Largo can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

St. Augustine

— 3 nights
St. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Augustine Beach and Vilano Beach. Let the collections at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and The Oldest Store Museum capture your imagination. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Villa Zorayda Museum, see the interesting displays at The Ximenez-Fatio House, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Key Largo to St. Augustine takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in St. Augustine can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Panama City Beach

— 2 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

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 9th (Sun), kick back and relax at St. Andrews State Park, then don't miss a visit to SkyWheel Panama City Beach, then kick back and relax at Carillon Beach, and finally admire the majestic nature at Camp Helen State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach and then see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Panama City Beach holiday planner.

Getting from St. Augustine to Panama City Beach by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Miramar Beach.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walton County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): look for gifts at Waterfront Gifts and Art and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Miramar Beach sightseeing planner.

Drive from Panama City Beach to Miramar Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Miramar Beach are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miramar Beach

Spas · Shopping

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.

Destin travel guide

3.9
Parasailing & Paragliding · Fishing Charters & Tours · Water Sports
World's Luckiest Fishing Village
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations. The city originated as a small fishing village, but today tourists from all over the world flock here to enjoy itineraries filled with dolphin cruises, snorkeling, and superb sailing. The city boasts a lively nightlife scene, and when the sun sets, beachfront bars and seafood restaurants are abuzz with activity. The sand of Destin's idyllic beaches is considered to be some of the whitest in the world; made up of finely ground quartz crystal, it resembles sugar.