18 days in Florida Itinerary

18 days in Florida Itinerary

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18 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
2
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Marco Island
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Key Largo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Toronto

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Paul Brent Gallery.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach itinerary planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Panama City Beach is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in July: high temperatures in Panama City Beach hover around 38°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Paul Brent Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pier Park ©
Pier Park

2
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Discovery Cove and Disney's Animal Kingdom. Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando tour app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Panama City Beach to Orlando takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Orlando are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom

1
night
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 19th (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Marco Island trip planner .

Getting from Orlando to Marco Island by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Marco Island can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
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.
On the 20th (Sat), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunset Celebration.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary planner .

Ride a ferry from Marco Island to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marco Island in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 32°C in Key West. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Marathon

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 22nd (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pigeon Key Foundation.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Marathon trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Marathon are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

2
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then identify plant and animal life at Alligator Reef Light House, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Islamorada day trip planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Islamorada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Alligator Reef Light House ©
Alligator Reef Light House

3
nights
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Grecian Rocks. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Shell World Florida Keys and Sandal Factory Outlet. There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and grab your bike and head to Key Largo Chamber of Commerce and Florida Keys Visitor Center.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Key Largo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Islamorada to Key Largo in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Islamorada in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Key Largo, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Escape the urban bustle at Shark Valley and South Beach. Do your shopping at Lincoln Road and Bayside Marketplace. Change things up with a short trip to Aventura Mall in Aventura (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Collins Avenue, shop like a local with Miracle Mile, browse the different shops at Village of Merrick Park, and stop by Perfect Gifts South Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Miami Beach trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Key Largo to Miami Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Miami Beach, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Coral Gables, Shark Valley Visitor Center, Aventura Mall, Bayside Marketplace
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach

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