18 days in Florida Itinerary

18 days in Florida Itinerary

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St. Augustine
— 3 nights
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Key Largo
— 2 nights
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 5 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
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Fort Walton Beach
— 3 nights
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St. Augustine

— 3 nights
St. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and Lightner Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ormond Beach and St. Augustine Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Beach at Daytona Beach in Daytona Beach (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, steep yourself in history at Villa Zorayda Museum, and admire the striking features of Old Jail.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine trip planner.

Durham to St. Augustine is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Durham in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in St. Augustine, with lows of 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Key Largo.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Key Largo

— 2 nights

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 12th (Sun): see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, stroll through Molasses Reef, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Key Largo journey app.

You can fly from St. Augustine to Key Largo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Key Largo are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin Research Center, then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Marathon are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Key West

— 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Vandenberg Wreck. Do your shopping at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and 7 Artists & Friends Gallery. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, get engrossed in the history at Fort East Martello Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Key West trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can fly to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Grayton Beach State Park and then browse the different shops at Pier Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at St. Andrews State Park and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Key West to Panama City Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in June since evenings lows in Panama City Beach dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Walton Beach.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Fort Walton Beach

— 3 nights
Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pensacola Beach and AJ's Water Adventures. Get a sense of the local culture at Pensacola Lighthouse & Maritime Museum and Emerald Coast Wine Cellars. Venture out of the city with trips to Beyond the Grape (in Pensacola) and Gulf Islands National Seashore (in Pensacola Beach). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Navarre Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Henderson Beach State Park.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Fort Walton Beach trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Panama City Beach to Fort Walton Beach in 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City Beach to Fort Walton Beach due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Fort Walton Beach can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.