15 days in United States Itinerary

15 days in United States Itinerary

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15 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
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Fort Lauderdale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Naples
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Sarasota
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Clearwater
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Tarpon Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
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Pensacola Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Sandestin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Fort Lauderdale


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Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln Road, kick back and relax at South Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and finally see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Collins Avenue and then kick back and relax at Fort Lauderdale Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fort Lauderdale trip tool .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Fort Lauderdale. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Lock & Load Museum
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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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 6th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Marco Island planner .

Getting from Fort Lauderdale to Marco Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Marco Island are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Naples

Naples ©
Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Myers Beach, wander the streets of Fifth Avenue South, and then take a leisurely stroll along Naples Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at Revs Institute and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Marco Island to Naples in an hour. In August in Naples, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Fort Myers Beach
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Revs Institute ©
Revs Institute
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at The Ringling, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Siesta Key Rum, then stroll the grounds of Sarasota National Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Siesta Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at AlexArt International Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then contemplate the long history of Ca d'Zan Mansion, and then kick back and relax at Crescent Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sarasota trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Naples to Sarasota in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Sarasota sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Clearwater.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Siesta Key
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Sarasota National Cemetery ©
Sarasota National Cemetery
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
The Ringling ©
The Ringling

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Clearwater

Clearwater ©
Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Get some historical perspective at Philippe Park and Church of Scientology Information Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Dali Museum and Aspirations Winery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Clearwater: Saint Pete Beach (in St. Pete Beach) and Busch Gardens (in Tampa). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Clearwater Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and learn about winemaking at Murielle Winery.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Clearwater road trip planner.

You can drive from Sarasota to Clearwater in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Clearwater, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tarpon Springs.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint Pete Beach, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, The Dali Museum, Philippe Park
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Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
The Dali Museum ©
The Dali Museum

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Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs ©
With the highest percentage of Greek-Americans of any U.S.
On the 14th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, stop by Miss Merrie's Sweets and Treats, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fred Howard Park, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Beach.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tarpon Springs online driving holiday planner .

Tarpon Springs is very close to Clearwater. In August, daily temperatures in Tarpon Springs can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in Tarpon Springs

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Miss Merrie's Sweets and Treats ©
Miss Merrie's Sweets and Treats
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral ©

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Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Navarre Beach and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fort Pickens Area, then kick back and relax at Gulf Islands National Seashore, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pensacola Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Pensacola Beach travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tarpon Springs to Pensacola Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tarpon Springs to Pensacola Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Pensacola Beach are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sandestin.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Navarre Beach
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Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach

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Sandestin

Sandestin ©
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a 2400acre destination resort in Miramar Beach, Florida, United States, on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Henderson Beach State Park, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Zone 60, Destin, and then stroll through Santa Rosa Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sandestin online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Pensacola Beach to Sandestin takes 1.5 hours. In August in Sandestin, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Sandestin

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Destin, Santa Rosa Beach
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Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Escape Zone 60, Destin ©
Escape Zone 60, Destin

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Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at St. Andrews State Park, learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach.

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Traveling by car from Sandestin to Panama City Beach takes an hour. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sandestin to Panama City Beach due to the time zone difference. In August in Panama City Beach, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park

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