30 days in Florida & New Orleans Itinerary

30 days in Florida & New Orleans Itinerary

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30 days in Florida & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Fort Lauderdale
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Jacksonville Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Wakulla Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
New Orleans
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Pensacola
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
7
Sarasota
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Marco Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
9
Key West
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
10
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Miami
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Vienna

1
night
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fort Lauderdale trip itinerary planning website .

Vienna, Austria to Fort Lauderdale is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in April; daily highs in Fort Lauderdale reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. You will leave for Orlando on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors Tours Parks

3
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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, and take in nature's colorful creations at Harry P. Leu Gardens.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planning app .

You can fly from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Orlando. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jacksonville Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

1
night
Jacksonville Beach

Jacksonville Beach ©
Jacksonville Beach is a coastal resort city in Duval County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get your game on at Mind Bender Escape Rooms, make a trip to J. Johnson Gallery, then take a leisurely stroll along Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Jacksonville Beach.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jacksonville Beach day trip planner .

Drive from Orlando to Jacksonville Beach in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Orlando in April, expect nights in Jacksonville Beach to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Sarasota.

Things to do in Jacksonville Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jacksonville Beach ©
Jacksonville Beach
Mind Bender Escape Rooms ©
Mind Bender Escape Rooms
J. Johnson Gallery ©
J. Johnson Gallery

1
night
Wakulla Springs

Wakulla Springs
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab & Aquarium and then admire the majestic nature at Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Wakulla Springs road trip planner .

You can drive from Jacksonville Beach to Wakulla Springs in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Jacksonville Beach in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Wakulla Springs, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Wakulla Springs

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gulf Specimen Marine Lab & Aquarium
Highlights from your plan

4
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.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at The National WWII Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, and get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wakulla Springs to New Orleans in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Wakulla Springs in April, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in New Orleans: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Pensacola.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garden District ©
Garden District
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter

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nights
Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pensacola vacation builder .

Traveling by car from New Orleans to Pensacola takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from New Orleans in April, you will find days in Pensacola are somewhat warmer (29°C), and nights are little chillier (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Sarasota.

Things to do in Pensacola

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum

2
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Sarasota is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, shopping, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the interesting displays at The Ringling, sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum, and look for gifts at Pepper Palace.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sarasota road trip planner .

Getting from Pensacola to Sarasota by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Pensacola in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sarasota: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Sarasota National Cemetery ©
Sarasota National Cemetery
Siesta Key Rum ©
Siesta Key Rum

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. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then look for gifts at Keep In Touch.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marco Island online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Sarasota to Marco Island by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Marco Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding

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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.
Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, don't miss a visit to Truman Little White House, view the masterpieces at Art On Duval Key West, and take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Key West road trip planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Marco Island to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marco Island in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

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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 28th (Tue), kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Marathon attractions planner .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Marathon are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): stop by Petals With Pizzazz, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then appreciate the history behind Christ of the Deep. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Key Largo trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in April, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Key Largo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Islamorada, Anhinga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Change things up with a short trip to Shark Valley Visitor Center in Everglades National Park (about 1 hour away). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Lincoln Road, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, take in the waterfront at Miami Beach Boardwalk, and enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Miami trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Miami takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Parks Museums

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Shark Valley Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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