17 days in Florida Itinerary

17 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Clearwater
— 5 nights
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Merritt Island
— 3 nights
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Naples
— 2 nights
Taxi to Marco Island, FL, Ferry to Key West
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Key West
— 4 nights
Ferry to Fort Myers Beach, FL, Taxi to Fort Myers
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Fort Myers
— 2 nights
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Clearwater

— 5 nights

Fun and Sun for All

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Siesta Beach and Clearwater Beach. Kids will enjoy Legoland Florida Resort and Treasure Island Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Clearwater: Saint Pete Beach (in St. Pete Beach) and Marshall Hampton Reserve (in Winter Haven). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, putt your heart out at Congo River Golf, take a leisurely stroll along Pier 60, and learn about winemaking at Murielle Winery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Clearwater travel planner.

Ocala to Clearwater is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Ocala in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Clearwater, with lows of 67°F. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Merritt Island.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Merritt Island

— 3 nights
Attractions like Fishing Charters & Tours and Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge make great kid-friendly stops.

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Traveling by car from Clearwater to Merritt Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and car; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Merritt Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Naples

— 2 nights
On the 9th (Thu), take a memorable tour with Tours, then stroll through Tigertail Beach, and then kick back and relax at South Marco Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Barefoot Beach Preserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Clam Pass Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lowdermilk Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Merritt Island to Naples by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Naples sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fort Zachary Taylor and Duval Street. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, meet the residents at Key West Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Papa's Pilar Rum Distillery.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Key West trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Naples to Key West in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Naples in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 74°F in Key West. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Myers.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Fort Myers

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Myers Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach, and then sample the fine beverages at List Distillery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Myers trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Key West to Fort Myers takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Key West in April since evenings lows in Fort Myers dip to 66°F. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Myers

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

4.4
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.