17 days in Florida Itinerary

17 days in Florida Itinerary

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Miami
— 2 nights
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Miami Beach
— 1 night
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Naples
— 1 night
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Sarasota
— 1 night
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Tampa
— 1 night
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Tallahassee
— 1 night
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Jacksonville
— 1 night
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St. Augustine
— 1 night
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Gainesville
— 1 night
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Ocala
— 1 night
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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Fort Lauderdale
— 3 nights

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Miami

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 14th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Coral Castle and then buy something for everyone on your list at Dolphin Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Barnacle State Historic Site, then buy something for everyone on your list at Dadeland Mall, and finally shop like a local with Village of Merrick Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami sightseeing planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Miami. In June, daytime highs in Miami are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami Beach

— 1 night

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 16th (Sun), take a stroll through Collins Avenue.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Miami Beach travel route builder app.

Miami Beach is just a stone's throw from Miami. In June, daily temperatures in Miami Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Naples

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): wander the streets of Fifth Avenue South, see the interesting displays at Revs Institute, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Naples online route planner.

You can drive from Miami Beach to Naples in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Naples are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Sarasota

— 1 night
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Ca d'Zan, then explore the world behind art at The Ringling, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Sarasota National Cemetery, and finally revel in the low prices at Ellenton Premium Outlets.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sarasota trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Naples to Sarasota in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Sarasota are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampa.

Things to do in Sarasota

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Tampa

— 1 night

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 20th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Hyde Park Village, shop like a local with WestShore Plaza, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then wander the streets of Ybor City, and finally explore the world behind art at The Dali Museum.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tampa trip planner.

Drive from Sarasota to Tampa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. June in Tampa sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tallahassee.

Things to do in Tampa

Shopping · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tallahassee

— 1 night
On the 21st (Fri), steep yourself in history at Mission San Luis de Apalachee, learn more about the world around you at Tallahassee Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, and finally enjoy the sea views from St. Marks Lighthouse.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tallahassee tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tampa to Tallahassee in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tallahassee can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Jacksonville

— 1 night

The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary and then contemplate the long history of Kingsley Plantation.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jacksonville trip builder site.

Getting from Tallahassee to Jacksonville by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or fly. June in Jacksonville sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

St. Augustine

— 1 night
St. On the 22nd (Sat), sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine online journey planner.

Drive from Jacksonville to St. Augustine in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in St. Augustine are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gainesville.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Gainesville

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, admire the natural beauty at Butterfly Rainforest, and then get a new perspective on nature at Florida Museum of Natural History.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gainesville vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Gainesville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ocala.

Things to do in Gainesville

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ocala

— 1 night
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Sholom Park.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ocala trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Gainesville to Ocala takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Ocala

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Orlando

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks. Keep things going the next day: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Orlando vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Ocala to Orlando takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Orlando sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 73°F at night. On the 27th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums · Nightlife

Side Trip

Fort Lauderdale

— 3 nights

Venice of America

Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, admire the masterpieces at Norton Museum of Art, then take an in-depth tour of Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, and finally look for gifts at Coast Boutique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Sawgrass Mills, get engrossed in the history at Stranahan House, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fort Lauderdale trip planner.

You can drive from Orlando to Fort Lauderdale in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Fort Lauderdale can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

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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.