19 days in Florida Itinerary

19 days in Florida Itinerary

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19 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  12​h
1
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Marco Island
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Zurich

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): have some family-friendly fun at The Escape Game Orlando and then make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, then steep yourself in history at Stetson Mansion, and then find something for the whole family at SeaWorld Orlando.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando attractions planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Orlando is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Orlando is minus 6 hours. In July, Orlando is somewhat warmer than Zurich - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

DeLand
Highlights from your plan
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Marco Island visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Marco Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. July in Marco Island sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) 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
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Key West

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fort Zachary Taylor. Your inner history buff will appreciate Truman Little White House and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Key West online trip maker .

Getting from Marco Island to Key West by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Marco Island in July, Key West is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
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.
San Pablo Catholic Church and Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marathon: National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Cudjoe Key). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Pigeon Key Foundation, see the vivid underwater world at Sombrero Reef, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Marathon road trip planner .

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

2
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 23rd (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Indian Key State Historic Site, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Alligator Reef Light House, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Islamorada day trip planning website .

You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive 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

2
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.
On the 25th (Thu), explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove, then identify plant and animal life at Molasses Reef, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, see the vivid underwater world at Grecian Rocks, meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Anhinga Trail.

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You can drive from Islamorada to Key Largo in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Islamorada in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Key Largo, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Anhinga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 27th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then take a stroll through Collins Avenue, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, contemplate the long history of Barnacle State Historic Site, admire the striking features of St Patrick Catholic Church, then wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Miami online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Key Largo to Miami in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Aventura Mall
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

1
night
Panama City Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): kick back and relax at Santa Rosa Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Paul Brent Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Bear Creek Feline Center, then view the masterpieces at Panama City CENTER for the ARTS, then kick back and relax at Panama City Beach, and finally do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Panama City Beach trip website .

Getting from Miami to Panama City Beach by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In July in Panama City Beach, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Panama City, Santa Rosa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Swim with Dolphins
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach

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