17 days in Florida, Texas & Washington DC Itinerary

17 days in Florida, Texas & Washington DC Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

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Orlando
— 4 nights
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Key Largo
— 1 night
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Key West
— 3 nights
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San Antonio
— 1 night
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Austin
— 1 night
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Pensacola Beach
— 1 night
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Washington DC
— 2 nights
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Orlando

— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Universal Orlando Resort and Happily Ever After Fireworks. Pack the 2nd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 4th (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld and stop by The LEGO Store.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary builder app.

London, UK to Orlando is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Orlando. Traveling from London in August, expect Orlando to be a bit warmer, temps between 39°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping · Nightlife

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get close to the beloved marine mammals with Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Key Largo trip planner.

You can drive from Orlando to Key Largo in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In August in Key Largo, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Key Largo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Key West

— 3 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 The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Parasailing & Paragliding. Take a break from Key West with a short trip to National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Key West Aquarium, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner.

You can drive from Key Largo to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Key West, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Antonio.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

San Antonio

— 1 night

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 10th (Sat), find something for the whole family at SeaWorld. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, contemplate the long history of The Alamo, and then take in the pleasant sights at The San Antonio River Walk.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Antonio planner.

You can fly from Key West to San Antonio in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Key West to San Antonio is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Key West in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Antonio: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Austin

— 1 night

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
On the 12th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Bullock Texas State History Museum, then ponder the world of politics at Texas State Capitol, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Barton Springs Pool.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Austin road trip site.

Drive from San Antonio to Austin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in Austin

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Pensacola Beach

— 1 night
Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): choose your vessel at Hot Spots Fishing Charters and then get a new perspective on things with Dolphin Express.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pensacola Beach trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Austin to Pensacola Beach in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Austin, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Pensacola Beach, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Outdoors · Transportation · Wildlife · Tours

Washington DC

— 2 nights
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Bring the kids along to National Air and Space Museum and National Zoological Park. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, get a new perspective on nature at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, get engrossed in the history at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Washington National Cathedral.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Washington DC trip planner.

Fly from Pensacola Beach to Washington DC in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Pensacola Beach to Washington DC is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Washington DC are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

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.

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.