14 days in Florida Itinerary

14 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida tour planner

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Destin-Ft Walton Beach Airport, Drive to Seaside
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Seaside
— 1 night
Drive
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Marco Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Crystal River
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sanibel Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Siesta Key
— 4 nights
Fly

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Seaside

— 1 night
Seaside is an unincorporated master-planned community on the Florida panhandle in Walton County, between Panama City Beach and Destin. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Camp Helen State Park, view the masterpieces at Fusion Art Glass Gallery, and then look for gifts at Sundog Books.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Seaside day trip planning site.

Washington DC to Seaside is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in March, with highs in Seaside at 70°F and lows at 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Marco Island.

Things to do in Seaside

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Marco Island

— 3 nights
Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Marco Island is known for adventure, wildlife, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll around Canine Cove, take in the waterfront activity at Isles of Capri Marina, and take an in-depth tour of Marco Island Historical Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Marco Island online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Seaside to Marco Island takes 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seaside to Marco Island. Traveling from Seaside in March, you will find days in Marco Island are a bit warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (61°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Crystal River.

Things to do in Marco Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Crystal River

— 2 nights

The Gem of the Nature Coast

The jewel of Florida's Nature Coast, Crystal River spreads around spring-fed Kings Bay, known for maintaining a constant 22 C (72 F) temperature all year long.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Crystal River, then examine the collection at Coastal Heritage Museum, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Three Sisters Springs, explore the activities along Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, then stop by Pepper Creek Pottery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.

Make your Crystal River itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Crystal River takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Marco Island in March; daily highs in Crystal River reach 73°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Crystal River

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sanibel Island

— 3 nights
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Sanibel Island is known for wildlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, stroll through Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), enjoy the sea views from Sanibel Island Lighthouse, and see the interesting displays at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Sanibel Island online holiday maker.

You can drive from Crystal River to Sanibel Island in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Crystal River in March, expect Sanibel Island to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siesta Key

— 4 nights
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siesta Key: St. Petersburg (Imagine Museum & Duncan McClellan Gallery), Bradenton Beach City Pier (in Bradenton Beach) and St. Pete Beach (Saint Pete Beach & Two Friend's Closet). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach, explore the world behind art at The Ringling, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and admire the natural beauty at Edison and Ford Winter Estates.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Siesta Key day trip planning tool.

Drive from Sanibel Island to Siesta Key in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Siesta Key can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

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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.