22 days in Florida Itinerary

22 days in Florida Itinerary

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22 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  2​h 15​min
1
St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Marco Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Key West
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Key Largo
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Pensacola
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Charlotte

1
night
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the galleries of St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc. and then stroll through St. Augustine Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, and finally examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine itinerary planning app .

Charlotte to St. Augustine is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In July in St. Augustine, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Museums Wildlife
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park and Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 26th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planner.

Getting from St. Augustine to Orlando by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Orlando are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get interesting insight from Tours, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cast your line with a fishing tour and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marco Island online travel route 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, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

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Traveling by ferry from Marco Island to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Marco Island in July since evenings lows in Key West dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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 2nd (Fri), immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

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Traveling by car from Marathon to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Pensacola.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
nights
Pensacola

Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Fishing Charters & Tours and Parasailing & Paragliding. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Henderson Beach State Park and Gulf State Park Fishing Pier. Get out of town with these interesting Pensacola side-trips: Orange Beach (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Wharf Ferris Wheel) and Fort Morgan State Historic Site (in Fort Morgan). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pensacola Beach and don't miss a visit to Destin Harbor Boardwalk.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Key Largo to Pensacola takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Destin, Pensacola Beach, Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Gulf State Park Fishing Pier
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, and then kick back and relax at Panama City Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at St. Andrews State Park, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Panama City Beach trip maker website .

Getting from Pensacola to Panama City Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pensacola to Panama City Beach. In August, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Swim with Dolphins
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park

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