17 days in Florida Itinerary

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Key Largo
— 1 night
Big Pine Key
— 2 nights
Key West
— 4 nights
Crystal River
— 1 night
— 5 nights
— 1 night
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights


Key Largo — 1 night

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get answers to all your questions at Florida Keys Visitor Center - Key Largo Chamber of Commerce and then explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Key Largo trip itinerary planning website.

London, UK to Key Largo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Key Largo. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Key Largo at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Big Pine Key.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Big Pine Key — 2 nights

Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. On the 6th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, relax and rejuvenate at SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort, and then stop by Out of the Blue Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Big Pine Key road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Big Pine Key takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Big Pine Key sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Key West.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trips

Key West — 4 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Key West is known for sightseeing, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends Key West.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Key West road trip planner.

You can drive from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Crystal River.
Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Crystal River — 1 night

The Gem of the Nature Coast

The jewel of Florida's Nature Coast, Crystal River spreads around spring-fed Kings Bay, known for maintaining a constant 22 C (72 F) temperature all year long.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the activities along Rainbow River and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Crystal River holiday planner.

You can fly from Key West to Crystal River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Key West in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Crystal River, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Orlando.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip

Orlando — 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 14th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 15th (Fri) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, cool off at Discovery Cove, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and explore the world behind art at Museum Of Illusions Orlando.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planner.

Traveling by car from Crystal River to Orlando takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Orlando are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Pensacola.
Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Pensacola — 1 night

Western Gate to the Sunshine State

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum and then discover the deep blue sea with Jolly Sailing and Dolphin Cruises.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Pensacola trip planner.

Getting from Orlando to Pensacola by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Pensacola is minus 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Panama City Beach.
Museums · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip

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.
On the 19th (Tue), learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to SkyWheel Panama City Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Panama City Beach route builder tool.

Drive from Pensacola to Panama City Beach in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Pensacola to Panama City Beach, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wineries

Florida travel guide

Disney Parks & Activities · Theme Parks · Beaches
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.