15 days in Florida Itinerary

15 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida holiday planner

Make it your trip
Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Miami
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Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Key West
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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St. Augustine
— 4 nights
Fly

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Miami Beach

— 2 nights

The World's Playground

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 6th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Britto Central, walk around Lincoln Road, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, shop like a local with Village of Merrick Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and finally wander the streets of Collins Avenue.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Miami Beach trip planner.

Bristol, UK to Miami Beach is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Miami Beach can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marathon

— 3 nights

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.
Head to Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery and Bass Pro Shopsfor some retail therapy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin Research Center and Swim with Dolphins. Venture out of the city with trips to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Islamorada) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, stroll through Bahia Honda State Park, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon day trip planning website.

Drive from Miami Beach to Marathon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Marathon are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Key West

— 3 nights

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.
Head to Alan S. Maltz Gallery and 7 Artists & Friends Galleryfor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. It doesn't end there: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Key West sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Key West sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Marco Island

— 2 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. On the 14th (Mon), get interesting insight from Tours, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then stop by Keep In Touch.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Marco Island sightseeing planner.

Getting from Key West to Marco Island by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in September since evenings lows in Marco Island dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Augustine

— 4 nights
St. Get some historical perspective at Fort Clinch State Park and Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Fort Matanzas National Monument and St. Augustine Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Augustine: Marlin & Barrel Distillery (in Fernandina Beach), Stetson Mansion (in DeLand) and Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory (in Daytona Beach). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Ocean Art Gallery and deepen your understanding at Flagler College.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the St. Augustine trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Marco Island to St. Augustine in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in St. Augustine are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · 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.