15 days in Florida Itinerary

15 days in Florida Itinerary

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15 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Key Largo
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
7
St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Seattle

1
night
Sanibel Island

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 7th (Sun), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pond Apple Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, then kick back and relax at Blind Pass Beach Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Captiva Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sanibel Island travel route planning tool .

Seattle to Sanibel Island is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Sanibel Island is 3 hours. When traveling from Seattle in April, plan for much warmer days in Sanibel Island, with highs around 87°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Captiva Island
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach
Blind Pass Beach Park ©
Blind Pass Beach Park

2
nights
Marco Island

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. On the 9th (Tue), race across the water with a speed boat tour and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Marco Island Historical Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Marco Island trip app .

Traveling by car from Sanibel Island to Marco Island takes 1.5 hours. April in Marco Island sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Marco Island Historical Museum ©
Marco Island Historical Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
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.
On the 11th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, then catch a live performance at The Studios of Key West, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip builder .

You can ride a ferry from Marco Island to Key West in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Marco Island in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

2
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
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 13th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Marathon road trip planning app .

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

2
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then explore the gorgeous colors at Alligator Reef Light House, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Islamorada vacation planner.

Getting from Marathon to Islamorada by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Islamorada are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
History of Diving Museum ©
History of Diving Museum
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
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 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Anhinga Trail, then identify plant and animal life at Everglades Alligator Farm, and then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. On your second day here, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Molasses Reef.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Key Largo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Key Largo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Islamorada in April since evenings lows in Key Largo dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Everglades Alligator Farm, Anhinga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Molasses Reef ©
Molasses Reef

1
night
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Beach, and then see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Fort Matanzas National Monument.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine journey maker site .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to St. Augustine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Key Largo in April: high temperatures in St. Augustine hover around 78°F and lows are around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fort Matanzas National Monument ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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