18 days in Florida Itinerary

18 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida vacation planner

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Fly
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Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive
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Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive
6
Fort Myers Beach
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Fort Walton Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
9
St. Augustine
— 4 nights
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Islamorada

— 1 night

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 8th (Thu), get close to the beloved marine mammals with Theater of the Sea, stop by Bass Pro Shops, and then identify plant and animal life at Alligator Reef Light House. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, then get outside with Takedown Charters, then get outside with Contagious Charters, and finally get outside with Satisfaction Charters Inc..

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Islamorada online travel route builder.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Islamorada is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Luxembourg City to Islamorada. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Luxembourg City in April: high temperatures in Islamorada hover around 86°F and lows are around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

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 10th (Sat): explore the gorgeous colors at North Dry Rocks, explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove, identify plant and animal life at Molasses Reef, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Key Largo trip itinerary builder tool.

Key Largo is just a short distance from Islamorada. Traveling from Islamorada in April, Key Largo is slightly colder at night with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Marathon

— 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, take in the exciting artwork at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Coffins Patch, then see the vivid underwater world at Sombrero Reef, then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park, and finally examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Marathon sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Key Largo in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 75°F in Marathon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Key West

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dry Tortugas National Park. On the next day, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, look for gifts at Mel Fisher's Treasures, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Key West online trip planner.

Drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Marco Island

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at South Marco Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Capri Paddlecraft Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Keewaydin Island, then stop by Keep In Touch, and finally kick back and relax at Tigertail Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Marco Island driving holiday planner.

Getting from Key West to Marco Island by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Key West in April, Marco Island is a bit cooler at night with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Myers Beach.

Things to do in Marco Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Fort Myers Beach

— 2 nights
Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. On the 16th (Fri), take a stroll through Fifth Avenue South, enjoy the sand and surf at Barefoot Beach Preserve, then immerse yourself in nature at Lovers Key State Park, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Captiva Beach, then kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach, and finally examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Myers Beach online route maker.

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Fort Myers Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Fort Myers Beach can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Fort Walton Beach.

Things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Walton Beach

— 2 nights
Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. On the 18th (Sun), stroll through Navarre Beach, then kick back and relax at Gulf Islands National Seashore, then kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach, and finally look for gifts at Crabs. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Okaloosa Island, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with AJ's Water Adventures, then kick back and relax at Henderson Beach State Park, and finally make a trip to Destin Harbor Boardwalk.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Walton Beach travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Fort Myers Beach to Fort Walton Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Fort Myers Beach in April, with highs in Fort Walton Beach at 75°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Panama City Beach

— 2 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Eden Gardens State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Rosa Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Grayton Beach State Park, and finally view the masterpieces at The Studio Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the majestic nature at St. Andrews State Park, then do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Panama City Beach using our trip planner.

Drive from Fort Walton Beach to Panama City Beach in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fort Walton Beach to Panama City Beach. In April, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

St. Augustine

— 4 nights
St. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Clinch State Park and Marine Science Center. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get out of town with these interesting St. Augustine side-trips: The Pickers Market (in Fernandina Beach), Daytona Beach (Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory & Beach at Daytona Beach) and Fernandina Beach (in Amelia Island). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ormond Beach, and steep yourself in history at Old Jail.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the St. Augustine planning app.

You can drive from Panama City Beach to St. Augustine in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In April, daily temperatures in St. Augustine can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.