14 days in St. Augustine, Columbus & Orlando Itinerary

14 days in St. Augustine, Columbus & Orlando Itinerary

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14 days in St. Augustine, Columbus & Orlando Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Columbus
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Get outdoors at Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation and St. Augustine Wild Reserve. St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine will appeal to history buffs. Step out of St. Augustine to go to Flagler Beach and see Gallery of Local Art, which is approximately 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Metalartz Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Medieval Torture Collection, admire all the interesting features of Flagler College, and identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to St. Augustine is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. In January, St. Augustine is little chillier than Johannesburg - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Columbus.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, Gallery of Local Art
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2
nights
Columbus

Columbus ©
Columbus is a city in the U.S. Your inner history buff will appreciate Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum and Jimmy Carter National Historic Site. Do your shopping at Dickey Farms and Tiger Town. Venture out of the city with trips to Plains (The Plains Train Depot, Plains Historic Inn & Antique Mall, & more) and Richland Rum - Richland (in Richland). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, explore the landscape on two wheels at Columbus Fall Line Trace, pause for some photo ops at Kadie the Cow of Columbus, and take an in-depth tour of The Gertrude MA Rainey House & Blues Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Columbus trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from St. Augustine to Columbus by combination of car, flight, and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, Columbus is slightly colder than St. Augustine - with highs of 17°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Columbus

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plains, Richland Rum - Richland, Dickey Farms, Andersonville National Historic Site and National Prisoner of War Museum, Tiger Town

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Stetson Mansion and Gallery On First are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to Jeanine Taylor Folk Art (in Sanford) and The Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio (in Oviedo). Pack the 23rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 25th (Fri) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. There's more to do: browse the different shops at The Mall at Millenia and view the masterpieces at Timothy's Gallery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Orlando itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train from Columbus to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Orlando is a bit warmer than Columbus - with highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Winter Park, Sanford, The Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio, Stetson Mansion, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

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