22 days in Florida Itinerary

22 days in Florida Itinerary

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Clearwater
— 3 nights
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Siesta Key
— 2 nights
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Marathon
— 4 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Fort Walton Beach
— 4 nights
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St. Augustine
— 3 nights
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Merritt Island
— 1 night

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Clearwater

Clearwater ©

Fun and Sun for All

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Clearwater Beach and Bean Point. Family-friendly places like Saint Pete Beach and Sea N Things, LLC will thrill your kids. Explore Clearwater's surroundings by going to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (in Tampa) and Treasure Island Beach (in Treasure Island). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Madeira Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Shores Beach, and experience rural life at Horse Power for Kids & Animal Sanctuary.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Clearwater visit planner.

Orlando to Clearwater is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Clearwater are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach

2
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Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Ted Sperling Park, meet the residents at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at The Ringling, then get to know the fascinating history of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and finally kick back and relax at Turtle Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Key Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Siesta Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Siesta Key trip planner.

Traveling by car from Clearwater to Siesta Key takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Siesta Key are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach
Siesta Key Beach ©
Siesta Key Beach

4
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Marathon

Marathon ©

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bahia Honda State Park and Theater of the Sea. We've included these beaches for you: Sombrero Beach and Sunset Park Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Marathon side-trips: Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier), John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (in Key Largo) and Islamorada (History of Diving Museum, Island Flow Yoga, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, look for gifts at Out of the Blue Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Siesta Key to Marathon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Siesta Key in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Marathon, with lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Theater of the Sea ©
Theater of the Sea

4
nights
Key West

Key West ©

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Fort Zachary Taylor and The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, stroll through Simonton Street Beach, and steep yourself in history at Curry Mansion.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Key West holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Key West are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fort Walton Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

4
nights
Fort Walton Beach

Fort Walton Beach ©
Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Relax by the water at Navarre Beach and Okaloosa Island. Attractions like Gulf Islands National Seashore and Panama City Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Walton Beach: National Naval Aviation Museum (in Pensacola), Pensacola Beach (in Pensacola Beach) and Panama City Beach (Abc Fine Wine And Spirits & St. Andrews State Park). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Henderson Beach State Park, play a few rounds at Goofy Golf, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, and test your problem-solving skills at Escape Zone 60 Navarre.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Fort Walton Beach online tour planner.

Fly from Key West to Fort Walton Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Key West in October: high temperatures in Fort Walton Beach hover around 80°F and lows are around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach

3
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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. Relax by the water at St. Augustine Beach and Jacksonville Beach. Bring the kids along to Andy Romano Beachfront Park and St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc.. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Augustine: Ormond Beach (Ormond Beach & Ocean Art Gallery). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, examine the collection at The Ximenez-Fatio House, don't miss a visit to St. George Street, and admire the landmark architecture of Old Jail.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fort Walton Beach to St. Augustine in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in St. Augustine when traveling from Fort Walton Beach in October, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Merritt Island.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Wild Reserve ©
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach

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Merritt Island

Merritt Island ©
On the 22nd (Thu), kick back and relax at Jetty Park, engage your brain at Space Shuttle Atlantis, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Merritt Island holiday planning tool.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Merritt Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Merritt Island when traveling from St. Augustine in October, with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Merritt Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Space Shuttle Atlantis ©
Space Shuttle Atlantis
Jetty Park ©
Jetty Park
Helicopter Tours

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