18 days in Florida Itinerary

18 days in Florida Itinerary

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18 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Drive:  60​h
1
Pensacola Beach
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Daytona Beach
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
4
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
5
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: San Antonio

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Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach ©
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 18th (Sun): stroll through Navarre Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Pensacola Beach trip planner.

San Antonio to Pensacola Beach is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Antonio in August: highs in Pensacola Beach hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Navarre Beach
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Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach

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nights
Panama City Beach

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Swim with Dolphins and St. Andrews State Park. Visit Seaside Beach and Panama City Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of Panama City Beach to go to Panama City and see Bear Creek Feline Center, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, and browse the different shops at Pier Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Panama City Beach route tool .

Traveling by car from Pensacola Beach to Panama City Beach takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Panama City Beach, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bear Creek Feline Center, Seaside Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Swim with Dolphins
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery

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Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
On the 22nd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Mary Bethune Home, steep yourself in history at Heritage Preservation Trust, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach at Daytona Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Daytona Beach trip itinerary builder site .

Fly from Panama City Beach to Daytona Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In August in Daytona Beach, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church ©
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

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nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. You'll explore and learn at St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine and Medieval Torture Collection. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mission of Nombre de Dios and Memorial Presbyterian Church. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Augustine: Jacksonville Beach (in Jacksonville Beach) and Atlantic Beach (in Jacksonville). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Vilano Beach, take in the exciting artwork at High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts, examine the collection at World Golf Hall of Fame, and contemplate the long history of Plaza de la Constitucion.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Daytona Beach to St. Augustine takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Islamorada.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Atlantic Beach, Crescent Beach Public Beach, Jacksonville Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vilano Beach ©
Vilano Beach
Jacksonville Beach ©
Jacksonville Beach
Memorial Presbyterian Church ©
Memorial Presbyterian Church

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Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 26th (Mon), see the vivid underwater world at Alligator Reef Light House, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in the exciting artwork at Old Road Gallery, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Islamorada trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from St. Augustine to Islamorada in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. August in Islamorada sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 28th (Wed), kick back and relax at Sunset Park Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon online visit planner .

Getting from Islamorada to Marathon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Key Colony Beach, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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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.
Get outdoors at Vandenberg Wreck and Smathers Beach. Saint Mary Star of the Sea and West Martello Tower will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Key West sightseeing planner.

Getting from Marathon to Key West by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August in Key West, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 81°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Vandenberg Wreck ©
Vandenberg Wreck
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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