28 days in Florida Itinerary

28 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, Drive to Fort Walton Beach
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Fort Walton Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
Drive
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St. Augustine
— 4 nights
Drive
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Orlando
— 5 nights
Drive
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Marco Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key West
— 5 nights
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Fort Walton Beach

— 3 nights
Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like AJ's Water Adventures and Henderson Beach State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Walton Beach: Waterfront Gifts and Art (in Miramar Beach) and Gulf Islands National Seashore (in Pensacola Beach). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Okaloosa Island, indulge in some personalized pampering at Thai Massage by Bee, get a dose of the wild on Fudpucker's Gator Beach, and make a trip to Destin Harbor Boardwalk.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Fort Walton Beach trip planner.

Washington to Fort Walton Beach is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Washington to Fort Walton Beach due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in July, Fort Walton Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Panama City Beach

— 3 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and St. Joseph Peninsula State Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Andrews State Park and Santa Rosa Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Grayton Beach State Park in Grayton Beach (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Pier Park, take in the exciting artwork at Panama City CENTER for the ARTS, and make a trip to Abc Fine Wine And Spirits.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Panama City Beach trip app.

You can drive from Fort Walton Beach to Panama City Beach in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Fort Walton Beach to Panama City Beach, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July in Panama City Beach, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

St. Augustine

— 4 nights
St. Relax by the water at St. Augustine Beach and Vilano Beach. Kids will appreciate attractions like St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Spend the 14th (Wed) exploring nature at Fort Matanzas National Monument. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Lightner Museum, gain insight at Flagler College, and tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read St. Augustine vacation planner.

Drive from Panama City Beach to St. Augustine in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in St. Augustine, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cocoa Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park and M&M'S World Disney Springs. Pack the 15th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, wander the streets of International Drive, make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Orlando attractions planner.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Orlando in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Orlando are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Marco Island

— 3 nights
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. Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Keewaydin Island. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like South Marco Beach and Kirby Storter Roadside Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Tigertail Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Romano, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Keep In Touch.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Marco Island trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Orlando to Marco Island by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Key Largo

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Molasses Reef, and then stroll through Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Key Largo itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Marco Island to Key Largo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Marathon

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dolphin Research Center and then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Turtle Hospital, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marathon road trip planning site.

Drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Marathon, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Key West

— 5 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 Dry Tortugas National Park and Key West Garden Club. For shopping fun, head to 7 Artists & Friends Gallery or Key West Local Luxe -Jewelry Store. The adventure continues: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, cruise along The Overseas Highway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Key West holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Key West are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Florida travel guide

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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.