17 days in Florida Itinerary

17 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip planner

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St. Augustine
— 3 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
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Fort Walton Beach
— 3 nights
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Marco Island
— 2 nights
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Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
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Fort Myers Beach
— 2 nights
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Sarasota
— 2 nights
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St. Augustine

— 3 nights
St. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Spanish Military Hospital Museum. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, gain insight at Flagler College, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Beach, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the St. Augustine trip planning website.

Orlando to St. Augustine is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Panama City Beach

— 2 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): kick back and relax at St. Andrews State Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Gulf World Marine Park, then do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, and finally take advantage of the amenities at Panama City Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Shell Island, stroll around Aaron Bessant Park, then browse the different shops at Pier Park, then take a leisurely stroll along M.B. Miller County Pier, and finally make a trip to Abc Fine Wine And Spirits.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach journey planning tool.

Drive from St. Augustine to Panama City Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Panama City Beach are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort Walton Beach.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Fort Walton Beach

— 3 nights
Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cattywampus Eco Adventures and Beach Sand Sculptures. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Walton Beach: Gulf Islands (in Pensacola), Rollins Distillery (in Gulf Breeze) and Innerlight Surf Shop (in Pensacola Beach). There's lots more to do: trek along Turkey Creek Nature Trail, examine the collection at Garnier Post Office, tee off at Goofy Golf, and make a trip to Destin Harbor Boardwalk.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Fort Walton Beach vacation planner.

You can drive from Panama City Beach to Fort Walton Beach in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Panama City Beach to Fort Walton Beach is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Fort Walton Beach can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Marco Island.

Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Marco Island

— 2 nights
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 10th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Goodland Boating Park, see what you can catch with Native Guided Fishing Charters, then look for gifts at Keep In Touch, then kick back and relax at Keewaydin Island, and finally walk around Winterberry Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Marco Island Historical Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Cape Romano, then stroll around Caxambas Park, and finally identify plant and animal life at Capri Paddlecraft Park.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marco Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fort Walton Beach to Marco Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Fort Walton Beach to Marco Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in June, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Sanibel Island

— 2 nights
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Blind Pass Beach Park, then stroll through Captiva Beach, and finally tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals. Here are some ideas for day two: let little ones run wild at Sanibel Community Playground, enjoy the sea views from Sanibel Island Lighthouse, explore and take pictures at Sanibel Causeway, then examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sanibel Island trip planning site.

You can travel from Marco Island to Sanibel Island in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Sanibel Island are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort Myers Beach.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Transportation

Side Trip

Fort Myers Beach

— 2 nights
Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. On the 14th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with Island Time Dolphin & Shelling Cruises, take in nature's colorful creations at Edison and Ford Winter Estates, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Myers Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Wind and Water Sports, admire the majestic nature at Lovers Key State Park, then kick back and relax at Bonita Springs Public Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Little Hickory Beach Park, and finally kick back and relax at Barefoot Beach Preserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Fort Myers Beach tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Sanibel Island to Fort Myers Beach in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Fort Myers Beach are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Sarasota

— 2 nights
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Ted Sperling Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Siesta Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nokomis Beach, then don't miss a visit to Sarasota National Cemetery, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum, then let little ones run wild at Bayfront Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Save Our Seabirds, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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You can drive from Fort Myers Beach to Sarasota in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Sarasota are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.