15 days in Florida Itinerary

15 days in Florida Itinerary

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15 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Amelia Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Manchester

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary builder site .

Manchester, UK to Key West is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Key West due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in May: high temperatures in Key West hover around 34°C and lows are around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum ©

2
nights
Marathon

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 20th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then get interesting insight from Tours. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip planner .

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough 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
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
night
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 22nd (Fri), take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Islamorada road trip planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
History of Diving Museum ©
History of Diving Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours

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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Otter Mound Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Island Trends, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Marco Island trip planner.

You can drive from Islamorada to Marco Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Islamorada in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Marco Island, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): make a trip to The Hirdie-Girdie Gallery, stop by Tower Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Captiva Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sanibel Island trip planner .

Getting from Marco Island to Sanibel Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Sanibel Island can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Captiva Beach
Highlights from your plan
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
The Hirdie-Girdie Gallery ©
The Hirdie-Girdie Gallery

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ormond Beach and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine. Visit St. Augustine Beach and Beach at Daytona Beach for some beach relaxation. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Lightner Museum, make a trip to St. George Street, look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and admire all the interesting features of Flagler College.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip maker website .

Drive from Sanibel Island to St. Augustine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Sanibel Island in May, plan for a bit cooler days in St. Augustine, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amelia Island.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Beach at Daytona Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Lightner Museum ©
Lightner Museum
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©

2
nights
Amelia Island

Amelia Island ©
The southernmost Sea Island off the coast of Florida, Amelia Island takes its name from Princess Amelia of England.
On the 29th (Fri), stroll through Main Beach, admire the majestic nature at Fort Clinch State Park, then steep yourself in history at Fernandina Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Shrimping Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Amelia Island day trip website .

Getting from St. Augustine to Amelia Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daytime highs in Amelia Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amelia Island

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park
Fernandina Beach ©
Fernandina Beach

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