17 days in Florida Itinerary

17 days in Florida Itinerary

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17 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
1
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Marco Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fort Myers Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Orlando

2
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), look for gifts at The Tackle Box. Here are some ideas for day two: see the vivid underwater world at Sombrero Reef, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marathon sightseeing planner.

Orlando to Marathon is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Orlando in July since evenings lows in Marathon dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Key Colony Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sombrero Reef ©
Sombrero Reef
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sunset Park Beach ©
Sunset Park Beach

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 26th (Fri), explore the gorgeous colors at Alligator Reef Light House, view the masterpieces at Old Road Gallery, then look for gifts at Shell World Florida Keys, then take in the dramatic natural features at Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Islamorada trip builder app .

You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Shell World Florida Keys
Highlights from your plan
Alligator Reef Light House ©
Alligator Reef Light House
Shell World Florida Keys ©
Shell World Florida Keys

3
nights
Marco Island

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. Get some cultural insight at Smallwood Store and Malenda Trick Art Gallery. Visit Cape Romano and Keewaydin Island for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Capri Paddlecraft Park, take in the waterfront at Goodland Boating Park - Collier County, and identify plant and animal life at Otter Mound Preserve.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Marco Island trip planner .

Drive from Islamorada to Marco Island in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Marco Island when traveling from Islamorada in July, with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fort Myers Beach.

Things to do in Marco Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Smallwood Store
Highlights from your plan
Keewaydin Island ©
Keewaydin Island
Cape Romano ©
Cape Romano
Smallwood Store ©
Smallwood Store

2
nights
Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. On the 30th (Tue), explore the engaging exhibits at Golisano Children's Museum of Naples, kick back and relax at Little Hickory Beach Park, and then kick back and relax at Dog Beach. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Fort Myers Beach Public Library, then hunt for treasures at Trico Shrimp Co, then get curious at Ostego Bay Marine Science Center, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Myers Beach trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Marco Island to Fort Myers Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Fort Myers Beach can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Golisano Children's Museum of Naples, Little Hickory Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
Bonita Beach Dog Park ©
Bonita Beach Dog Park
Spas
Golisano Children's Museum of Naples ©

3
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park and Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens. Popular historic sites such as St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine and Villa Zorayda Museum are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting St. Augustine side-trips: Ormond Beach (The Casements & Ocean Art Gallery), Reptile Discovery Center (in DeLand) and Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church (in Flagler Beach). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at University of Florida Bat House, take an in-depth tour of Medieval Torture Collection, steep yourself in history at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grace United Methodist Church.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the St. Augustine trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Fort Myers Beach to St. Augustine takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in St. Augustine are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Gainesville, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church
Highlights from your plan
Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens ©
Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens
Sweetwater Wetlands Park ©
Sweetwater Wetlands Park

2
nights
Panama City Beach

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.
Head to Destin Commons and 30A Farmers Marketfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Turkey Creek Nature Trail and Seaside Beach. Step out of Panama City Beach to go to Point Washington and see Eden Gardens State Park, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: putt your heart out at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf, stop by Kilwin's Chocolate and Ice Cream, take in the waterfront at M.B. Miller County Pier, and have some family-friendly fun at Goofy Golf PC.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from St. Augustine to Panama City Beach in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Panama City Beach are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Destin, 30A Farmers Market, Turkey Creek Nature Trail, Eden Gardens State Park, Seaside Beach
Highlights from your plan
Eden Gardens State Park ©
Eden Gardens State Park
Destin Commons ©
Destin Commons
Pirate's Island Adventure Golf ©
Pirate's Island Adventure Golf

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