16 days in Florida Itinerary

16 days in Florida Itinerary

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16 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly + shuttle:  13​h 15​min
1
Islamorada
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
2
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
3
Daytona Beach
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Pensacola Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Destin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Barcelona

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 25th (Sun), see the vivid underwater world at Alligator Reef Light House.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Islamorada trip maker app .

Barcelona, Spain to Islamorada is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get a bit warmer in Islamorada: highs are around 39°C and lows about 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Marathon
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Alligator Reef Light House ©
Alligator Reef Light House
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

2
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.
On the 27th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Dry Tortugas National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Islamorada to Key West takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 29th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Beach at Daytona Beach, stroll through Ormond Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, and finally enjoy the sea views from Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Daytona Beach trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Key West to Daytona Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Key West in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Daytona Beach, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Ormond Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens ©
Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 30th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine, and finally see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Matanzas National Monument.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our St. Augustine vacation website .

Getting from Daytona Beach to St. Augustine by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in St. Augustine are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan

1
day
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 1st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gulf Islands National Seashore, steep yourself in history at Fort Pickens Area, then kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach, and finally cruise along The Graffiti Bridge.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pensacola Beach trip planner.

Drive from St. Augustine to Pensacola Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. September in Pensacola Beach sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Destin.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

The Graffiti Bridge
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Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach
Fort Pickens Area ©
Fort Pickens Area
The Graffiti Bridge ©
The Graffiti Bridge

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Destin

Destin ©
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations.
On the 2nd (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Henderson Beach State Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Destin trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Pensacola Beach to Destin takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Destin are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Destin

Beaches Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), admire the majestic nature at St. Andrews State Park, step off the mainland to explore Shell Island, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Panama City Beach trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Destin to Panama City Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Destin in September, Panama City Beach is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Swim with Dolphins
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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 5th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, admire the natural beauty at In The Garden, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bowman's Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Captiva Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Sanibel Island Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Fort Myers Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sanibel Island attractions planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Panama City Beach to Sanibel Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Sanibel Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Captiva Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach

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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 7th (Sat): race across the water with a speed boat tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Otter Mound Preserve, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll through Barefoot Beach Preserve.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Marco Island holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Sanibel Island to Marco Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Marco Island sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Speed Boats Tours, Barefoot Beach Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Barefoot Beach Preserve ©
Barefoot Beach Preserve

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