16 days in Florida Itinerary

16 days in Florida Itinerary

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16 days in Florida Itinerary

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

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 3rd (Fri), have some family-friendly fun at Kartona The Electric Speedway, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, 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 4th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at St. Andrews State Park, do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Gulf World Marine Park, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach trip itinerary planning site .

London, UK to Panama City Beach is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from London in May, expect nights in Panama City Beach to be a bit warmer, around 19°C, while days are much hotter, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Swim with Dolphins
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Gulf World Marine Park ©
Gulf World Marine Park

1
night
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 5th (Sun): examine the collection at The Lightner Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, then examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, and finally make a trip to St. George Street. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, stroll through St. Augustine Beach, and then admire all the interesting features of Flagler College.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for St. Augustine using our trip planner.

Getting from Panama City Beach to St. Augustine by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in St. Augustine can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Everglades City.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Museums Wildlife
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

1
day
Everglades City

Everglades City is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, of which it is the former county seat. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Everglades City road trip site .

You can drive from St. Augustine to Everglades City in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Everglades City

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Speed Boats Tours

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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Capri Paddlecraft Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, test your team's savvy at Xtreme Escape Game, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marco Island trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Everglades City to Marco Island by car takes about an hour. May in Marco Island sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding
Fishing Charters & 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then go for a walk through Key West Garden Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): get curious at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, take an in-depth tour of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Key West road trip planning site .

Ride a ferry from Marco Island to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marco Island in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Key West, with lows of 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center ©
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin Research Center and Seven Mile Bridge. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters and Sombrero Beach. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Sombrero Reef, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Marathon online trip builder .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Marathon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters ©
Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

2
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 15th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then view the masterpieces at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Islamorada day trip planner.

Getting from Marathon to Islamorada by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Islamorada are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Islamorada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Key Largo
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©

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