17 days in Florida Itinerary

17 days in Florida Itinerary

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17 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
1
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Naples
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Marco Island
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Marathon
— 3 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
St. Augustine
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Ottawa

2
nights
Sanibel Island

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 27th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Tower Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pond Apple Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sanibel Island journey builder app .

Ottawa, Canada to Sanibel Island is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Ottawa in February, things will get warmer in Sanibel Island: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Captiva Island
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach
Blind Pass Beach Park ©
Blind Pass Beach Park

3
nights
Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lorne's Art Gallery and Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Bring the kids along to Fishing Charters & Tours and Lovers Key State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Fort Myers Beach) and Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge (in Immokalee). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and shop like a local with Fifth Avenue South.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Naples online visit planner .

Getting from Sanibel Island to Naples by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Naples

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, Lorne's Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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. Head to Malenda Trick Art Gallery and Marco Island Farmers Market-Wednesday- Mid November to Mid Aprilfor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Take a break from Marco Island with a short trip to Speed Boats Tours in Everglades City, about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stroll through South Marco Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marco Island trip planner .

Marco Island is just a short distance from Naples. In March, daytime highs in Marco Island are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
South Marco Beach ©
South Marco Beach

3
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.
Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center and KEPart Studio-Gallery. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the vivid underwater world at Western Dry Rocks, and see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Marco Island to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marco Island in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Visiting Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and Dolphin Research Center will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room. Explore Marathon's surroundings by going to Islamorada (Fishing Charters & Tours & Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital.

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You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

1
night
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Beach, then examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, and finally stop by Market to Market. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Metalartz Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, and then see the interesting displays at The Lightner Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Marathon to St. Augustine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. In March, St. Augustine is slightly colder than Marathon - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©
Lightner Museum ©
Lightner Museum
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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