22 days in New Orleans & Florida Itinerary

22 days in New Orleans & Florida Itinerary

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1
New Orleans
— 3 nights
2
Destin
— 2 nights
3
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
4
St. Pete Beach
— 1 night
5
Sanibel Island
— 3 nights
6
Key West
— 4 nights
7
Islamorada
— 2 nights
8
Marathon
— 2 nights

3
nights
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Louis Cathedral and Garden District. Whitney Plantation and The National WWII Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Jamie Hayes Gallery, take a stroll through Royal Street, and get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

New York City to New Orleans is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to New Orleans. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around °C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Destin.

Things to do in New Orleans

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Whitney Plantation
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Whitney Plantation ©
Whitney Plantation
The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

2
nights
Destin

Destin ©
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations.
On the 12th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Crystal Sands Beach and then stroll through Henderson Beach State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Okaloosa Island and then look for gifts at Waterfront Gifts and Art.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Destin online vacation planner.

Getting from New Orleans to Destin by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from New Orleans in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Destin, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Destin

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Okaloosa Island
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Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Okaloosa Island ©
Okaloosa Island
Crystal Sands Beach ©
Crystal Sands Beach

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at St. Augustine Beach and Frank Butler County Park West. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and Fort Matanzas National Monument. Step out of St. Augustine to go to Daytona Beach and see Beach at Daytona Beach, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and look for gifts at Market to Market.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read St. Augustine trip maker.

Drive from Destin to St. Augustine in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Destin to St. Augustine is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in St. Augustine are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to St. Pete Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Beach at Daytona Beach
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St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument
St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum ©
St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

1
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St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach ©
St. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Craftsman House Gallery, make a trip to John's Pass Village & Boardwalk, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Treasure Island Beach, and finally stroll through Saint Pete Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read St. Pete Beach trip planning site.

Getting from St. Augustine to St. Pete Beach by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in St. Pete Beach can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in St. Pete Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Treasure Island Beach, Craftsman House Gallery, John's Pass Village & Boardwalk
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Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Craftsman House Gallery ©
Craftsman House Gallery
John's Pass Village & Boardwalk ©
John's Pass Village & Boardwalk

3
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and Tower Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Bowman's Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sanibel Island: Fort Myers Beach (in Fort Myers Beach) and Barefoot Beach Preserve (in Bonita Springs). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Captiva Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at In The Garden, tour the water at your own pace with Tarpon Bay Explorers, and stroll around Pond Apple Park.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sanibel Island planner.

Traveling by car from St. Pete Beach to Sanibel Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Captiva Beach, Barefoot Beach Preserve
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Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Barefoot Beach Preserve ©
Barefoot Beach Preserve

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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.
Head to Key West Pottery and Rock House Masterpiecesfor plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fishing Charters & Tours. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, view the masterpieces at KEPart Studio-Gallery, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Key West attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Sanibel Island to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sanibel Island in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Key West. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
Islamorada

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 25th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, thenget some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, thenshop like a local with Old Road Gallery, thenlook for gifts at Bella Sol Fragrance Bar and Gifts, and finally view the masterpieces at Gallery Morada.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Islamorada trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Key West to Islamorada by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
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Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center ©
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Fishing Charters & Tours

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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 27th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, thenget all the information you need at Pigeon Key Foundation, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, see the vivid underwater world at Sombrero Reef, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Marathon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
San Pablo Catholic Church ©
San Pablo Catholic Church

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