15 days in Florida Itinerary

15 days in Florida Itinerary

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15 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + tram:  13​h 45​min
1
Miami
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
+3
bus + Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
3
Pensacola Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Destin
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
5
Siesta Key
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Do your shopping at Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue. You'll get in some beach time at South Beach and Haulover Beach Park. Change things up with a short trip to Shark Valley in Everglades National Park (about 1h 05 min away). There's much more to do: shop like a local with Aventura Mall, make a trip to Bayside Marketplace, and buy something for everyone on your list at Village of Merrick Park.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Miami day trip planning website .

Manchester, UK to Miami is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and tram. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Miami is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Manchester in August, things will get much hotter in Miami: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Miami

#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Haulover Beach Park, Aventura Mall, Village of Merrick Park, Shark Valley
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park

1
night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Big Pine Key road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Miami to Big Pine Key takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of tram, flight, and bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Marathon
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

1
night
Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take a memorable drive along The Graffiti Bridge, look for gifts at Salt Water Cottage, and then kick back and relax at Navarre Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Islands National Seashore and then stroll through Pensacola Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pensacola Beach travel planner.

Getting from Big Pine Key to Pensacola Beach by combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Big Pine Key to Pensacola Beach. Traveling from Big Pine Key in August, Pensacola Beach is a bit cooler at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Destin.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Navarre, The Graffiti Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach
Salt Water Cottage ©
Salt Water Cottage

2
nights
Destin

Destin ©
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Crystal Sands Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Henderson Beach State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): stroll through Destin Dog Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Rosa Beach, and then kick back and relax at Grayton Beach State Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Destin tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Pensacola Beach to Destin takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Destin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Destin

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Grayton Beach State Park, Santa Rosa Beach
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Crystal Sands Beach ©
Crystal Sands Beach
Santa Rosa Beach ©
Santa Rosa Beach
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park

1
day
Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Siesta Beach, and then make a trip to Siesta Key Village.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Siesta Key trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Destin to Siesta Key takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Destin to Siesta Key due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Siesta Key are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Siesta Key

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Siesta Key Village
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach
Siesta Key Village ©
Siesta Key Village

4
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.
Pack the 24th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 23rd (Fri) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. There's lots more to do: discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando, and look for gifts at World of Chocolate Museum and Cafe.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Siesta Key to Orlando takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks, #Wildlife, #Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
SeaWorld Orlando ©
SeaWorld Orlando

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