31 days in Florida Itinerary

31 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida travel planner
Make it your trip
Drive
1
Sarasota
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Naples
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Marco Island
— 3 nights
Ferry
4
Key West
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive
7
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Fly
8
Fort Walton Beach
— 4 nights
Drive
9
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
10
St. Augustine
— 3 nights
Drive
11
Daytona Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
12
Orlando
— 3 nights

S M T W T F S
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6

Sarasota — 2 nights

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Bradenton Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sarasota: Treasure Island Beach (in Treasure Island), Pier 60 (in Clearwater) and Bean Point (in Anna Maria). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at St. Pete Beach, snap pictures at Sunshine Skyway Bridge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, and buy something for everyone on your list at St. Armands Circle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sarasota trip itinerary builder tool.

Orlando to Sarasota is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Sarasota, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Naples.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
Side Trips

Naples — 3 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Captiva Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Sanibel Island (The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum & Bowman's Beach), Edison and Ford Winter Estates (in Fort Myers) and Lovers Key State Park (in Fort Myers Beach).

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Naples itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Sarasota to Naples in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marco Island.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
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 off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Spas. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Keewaydin Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at South Marco Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Calusa Island Marina, and walk around Winterberry Park.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Marco Island online vacation planner.

Marco Island is just a stone's throw from Naples. In July, daytime highs in Marco Island are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Key West.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

Key West — 3 nights

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Key West Garden Club, and enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Key West online holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Marco Island to Key West in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Marco Island in July since evenings lows in Key West dip to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Marathon.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Marathon — 2 nights

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, stroll through Bahia Honda State Park, and then take in the views from Old Seven Mile Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): stroll through Dolphin Research Center, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, and finally stroll through The Turtle Hospital.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marathon trip planning site.

Getting from Key West to Marathon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Marathon, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 81°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trip

Islamorada — 1 night

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 15th (Fri), stroll through Alligator Reef Light House, get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Florida Keys Brewing Company.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Islamorada planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.
Wildlife · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Key Largo — 2 nights

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 16th (Sat): stroll through Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then stroll through Molasses Reef, then take a tour of African Queen Canal Cruise, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Everglades Alligator Farm, stop by Robert Is Here, then identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail, and finally stroll around Losner Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Key Largo tour app.

Key Largo is just a stone's throw from Islamorada. Traveling from Islamorada in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Key Largo, with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Fort Walton Beach.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Fort Walton Beach — 4 nights

Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Discover out-of-the-way places like AJ's Water Adventures and Gulf Islands National Seashore. Venture out of the city with trips to Pensacola Beach (Pensacola Beach & Fort Pickens Area) and Emerald Coast Wine Cellars (in Miramar Beach). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Navarre Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Okaloosa Island Pier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Okaloosa Island, and admire the majestic nature at Henderson Beach State Park.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Walton Beach online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Key Largo to Fort Walton Beach by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Key Largo to Fort Walton Beach due to the time zone difference. July in Fort Walton Beach sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Panama City Beach.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Panama City Beach — 2 nights

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
On the 22nd (Fri), kick back and relax at St. Andrews State Park, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Grayton Beach State Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santa Rosa Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Panama City Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Fort Walton Beach to Panama City Beach in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Walton Beach to Panama City Beach is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Panama City Beach are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Side Trip

St. Augustine — 3 nights

St. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and Fort Clinch State Park. Step out of St. Augustine to go to Amelia Island and see Fernandina Beach, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, examine the collection at Lightner Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Spanish Military Hospital Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the St. Augustine online attractions planner.

You can drive from Panama City Beach to St. Augustine in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in St. Augustine sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Daytona Beach.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Side Trip

Daytona Beach — 2 nights

The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore by horseback at Equestrian Adventures of Florida, then contemplate the long history of Stetson Mansion, then kick back and relax at Ormond Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach at Daytona Beach. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then join the crowd at Daytona International Speedway, then stop by Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, and finally explore the galleries of Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Daytona Beach vacation builder.

Drive from St. Augustine to Daytona Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Orlando.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Orlando — 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Cocoa Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Brevard Zoo (in Melbourne) and Ron Jon Surf Shop (in Cocoa Beach). There's much more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, get in on the family fun at Fun Spot America, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take a stroll through International Drive.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Orlando trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Daytona Beach to Orlando takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Orlando, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Shopping · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trips

Florida travel guide

4.3
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.