18 days in Florida Itinerary

18 days in Florida Itinerary

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18 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: San Salvador
Fly + shuttle:  10​h
1
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Amelia Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Marco Island
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  10​h
End: San Salvador

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin Research Center and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marathon: Islamorada (Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room & Fishing Charters & Tours). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip itinerary builder app .

San Salvador, El Salvador to Marathon is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Salvador to Marathon due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Salvador in June since evenings lows in Marathon dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Seven Mile Bridge ©
Seven Mile Bridge

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and admire all the interesting features of Key West Garden Club.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West online trip builder .

Getting from Marathon to Key West by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. June in Key West sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 15th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Flagler College, stroll through St. Augustine Beach, and then see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, and then don't miss a visit to St. George Street.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read St. Augustine online tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Key West to St. Augustine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Key West in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in St. Augustine. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Amelia Island.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©

1
night
Amelia Island

Amelia Island ©
The southernmost Sea Island off the coast of Florida, Amelia Island takes its name from Princess Amelia of England.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Fort Clinch State Park and then let the kids burn off some steam at Main Beach Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amelia Island online sightseeing planner .

Drive from St. Augustine to Amelia Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Amelia Island can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Amelia Island

Parks Fun & Games Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Swim with Dolphins and Henderson Beach State Park. Change things up with a short trip to Panama City CENTER for the ARTS in Panama City (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park, do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, putt your heart out at Pirate's Island Adventure Golf, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Panama City Beach online itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Amelia Island to Panama City Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In June in Panama City Beach, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Panama City CENTER for the ARTS, Henderson Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery

1
night
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, see the interesting displays at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, and then kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Captiva Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sanibel Island trip planning site .

You can fly from Panama City Beach to Sanibel Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Sanibel Island can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Captiva Island
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach

3
nights
Marco Island

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. On the 23rd (Sun), take a memorable tour with Tours and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then don't miss a visit to Marco Island Center for the Arts, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Marco Island road trip website .

Traveling by car from Sanibel Island to Marco Island takes 1.5 hours. In June in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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