16 days in Florida Itinerary

16 days in Florida Itinerary

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16 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + shuttle:  13​h 45​min
1
Daytona Beach
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Sanibel Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Marco Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
6
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Islamorada
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: London

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.
For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Daytona Beach trip planner.

London, UK to Daytona Beach is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Daytona Beach. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Daytona Beach reach 38°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Ormond Beach
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Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, and then admire all the interesting features of Flagler College. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Matanzas National Monument.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine tour itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from Daytona Beach to St. Augustine in an hour. Another option is to drive. In August, daily temperatures in St. Augustine can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Fort Matanzas National Monument ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

1
night
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 14th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, then admire the majestic nature at St. Andrews State Park, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosemary Beach Public Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Panama City Beach online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Panama City Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Rosemary Beach Public Beach
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Swim with Dolphins
Pier Park ©
Pier Park
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery

1
day
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Captiva Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach, and then look for gifts at Gene's Bookstore.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sanibel Island trip itinerary site .

Getting from Panama City Beach to Sanibel Island by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. In August in Sanibel Island, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Captiva Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach

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. On the 17th (Sat), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Capri Paddlecraft Park. On your second day here, hunt for treasures at Marco Island Farmers Market-Wednesday- Mid November to Mid April, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Marco Island day trip planning app .

Getting from Sanibel Island to Marco Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Key West attractions tool .

Traveling by ferry from Marco Island to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Key West, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 21st (Wed), cast your line with a fishing tour, then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon online travel planner .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

2
nights
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 23rd (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Old Road Gallery, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the exciting artwork at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room, then take in the exciting artwork at Lobster Trap Art Gallery, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Islamorada trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Islamorada takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding
Fishing Charters & Tours

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