18 days in Texas & Florida Itinerary

18 days in Texas & Florida Itinerary

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San Antonio
— 2 nights
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Austin
— 3 nights
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Key Largo
— 1 night
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Islamorada
— 1 night
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Marathon
— 1 night
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Pensacola Beach
— 1 night
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San Antonio

— 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like SeaWorld and The San Antonio River Walk. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of The Alamo, find something for the whole family at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, explore the engaging exhibits at The DoSeum - San Antonio's Museum for Kids, and get to know the resident critters at San Antonio Zoo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Antonio trip itinerary builder app.

Houston to San Antonio is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 93°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Austin.

Things to do in San Antonio

Theme Parks · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Austin

— 3 nights

Live Music Capital of the World

Despite its laid-back college vibe, Austin is an influential center for politics, technology, film, and music.
Kids will enjoy Barton Springs Pool and Texas State Capitol. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Bullock Texas State History Museum, admire the natural beauty at Zilker Metropolitan Park, identify plant and animal life at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and stroll through Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Austin trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Antonio to Austin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Austin, expect temperatures between 93°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Key Largo.

Things to do in Austin

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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 19th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then see what you can catch with Florida Keys Flats Fishing, and finally stroll through Spiegel Grove.

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

You can fly from Austin to Key Largo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Austin in June, you will find days in Key Largo are a bit cooler (88°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get outside with Contagious Charters, appreciate the extensive heritage of Indian Key State Historic Site, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Islamorada route planner.

Islamorada is just a short distance from Key Largo. In June, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Marathon

— 1 night

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 21st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Marathon trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Islamorada to Marathon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Marathon are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Key West

— 3 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.
Kids will enjoy The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Vandenberg Wreck. There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and shop like a local with Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Orlando

— 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Kids will enjoy Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 29th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 27th (Sun) at Discovery Cove. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld and cool off at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Orlando trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in June, Orlando is slightly colder at night with lows of 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Pensacola Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Pensacola Beach

— 1 night
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 30th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Islands National Seashore, stop by Innerlight Surf Shop, and then get interesting insight from Chase-N-Fins.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pensacola Beach holiday planner.

You can fly from Orlando to Pensacola Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to Pensacola Beach. June in Pensacola Beach sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Texas travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
The Lone Star State
Thanks to its size and geologic features, Texas contains diverse landscapes that closely resemble both the south and southwest of the United States. Though most people associate Texas with tracts of barren land, deserts cover only about 10 percent of the state, with most of its big population centers located in areas once covered by prairies, grasslands, and forests. As you travel from one end of Texas to the other, observe the changing terrain that ranges from coastal piney woods and swamps in the east to the mountains of the west, with rolling plains and rugged hills in the center. For a bit of urban sightseeing visit some of the state's large cities such as Houston, Dallas, or Austin, or immerse yourself in the nation's history by adding famous attractions like The Alamo to your itinerary. Take plenty of time to mingle with the locals, famous for their hospitality, generosity, and fiercely independent spirit.

Florida travel guide

4.4
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.