15 days in Florida Itinerary

15 days in Florida Itinerary

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15 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Daytona Beach
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Islamorada
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Zurich

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Orlando travel itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Orlando is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in October; daily highs in Orlando reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
World of Disney ©
World of Disney

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Explore hidden gems such as St. Augustine Beach and Crescent Beach Public Beach. Popular historic sites such as Fort Matanzas National Monument and Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, take an in-depth tour of Medieval Torture Collection, and identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

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

You can drive from Orlando to St. Augustine in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Orlando in October, plan for little chillier days in St. Augustine, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Crescent Beach Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Fort Matanzas National Monument ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument

1
night
Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, look for gifts at Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, and then kick back and relax at Beach at Daytona Beach.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Daytona Beach day trip website .

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Daytona Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Daytona Beach can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory ©
Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory

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.
Appreciate the collections at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and KEPart Studio-Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum. There's still lots to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Daytona Beach to Key West in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Daytona Beach in October since evenings lows in Key West dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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 22nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, look for gifts at Hawks Cay Marina Dockside Store, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon attractions app .

Drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Marathon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) 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
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

2
nights
Islamorada

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 24th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then take in the exciting artwork at Old Road Gallery, then cast your line with Robbie's of Islamorada, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Alligator Reef Light House. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, then tour the water at your own pace with AquaBlue Adventures, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Islamorada trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Robbie's of Islamorada ©
Robbie's of Islamorada
History of Diving Museum ©
History of Diving Museum

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