31 days in North Carolina & Florida Itinerary

31 days in North Carolina & Florida Itinerary

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31 days in North Carolina & Florida Itinerary

Start: Richmond
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Nags Head
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hatteras Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
3
Destin
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Key West
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Marathon
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Marco Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
8
St. Augustine
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Richmond


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2
nights
Nags Head

Nags Head ©
Most visitors take a trip to Nags Head to enjoy the beach, but this Outer Banks town offers more than just waterside entertainment.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bodie Island Lighthouse and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. Kids will enjoy Jockey's Ridge State Park and Coquina Beach. Take a break from Nags Head with a short trip to Sanctuary Vineyards in Jarvisburg, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Wright Brothers National Memorial and relax in the rural setting at Island Farm.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nags Head vacation builder tool .

Richmond to Nags Head is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and car; or do a combination of bus and car. In August, daytime highs in Nags Head are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hatteras Island.

Things to do in Nags Head

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wright Brothers National Memorial, Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge, Sanctuary Vineyards, Island Farm, Coquina Beach
Highlights from your plan
Jockey's Ridge State Park ©
Jockey's Ridge State Park
Bodie Island Lighthouse ©
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge ©

3
nights
Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island ©
Attractions like Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Salvo Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Hatteras Island online trip maker .

You can drive from Nags Head to Hatteras Island in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Destin.

Things to do in Hatteras Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse ©
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
Cape Hatteras National Seashore ©
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC ©
Pea Island Art Gallery, Salvo, NC

2
nights
Destin

Destin ©
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations.
Step out of the city life by going to Navarre Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Henderson Beach State Park and The Graffiti Bridge. Go for a jaunt from Destin to Pensacola Beach to see Pensacola Beach about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Destin trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Hatteras Island to Destin in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Hatteras Island to Destin, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Destin sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Destin

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

The Graffiti Bridge, Pensacola Beach, Navarre Beach
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Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum and Fort Zachary Taylor. Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, engage your brain at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Key West travel route app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Destin to Key West in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Destin to Key West is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Key West are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Dolphin Research Center and Bahia Honda State Park will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like National Key Deer Refuge and Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, get all the information you need at Pigeon Key Foundation, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Marathon journey planner .

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like History of Diving Museum and Lobster Trap Art Gallery. Let the collections at Old Road Gallery and Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery capture your imagination. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, cast your line with Robbie's of Islamorada, tour the water at your own pace with AquaBlue Adventures, and see the vivid underwater world at Alligator Reef Light House.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Islamorada trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Marathon to Islamorada by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
History of Diving Museum ©
History of Diving Museum

3
nights
Marco Island

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. Escape the urban bustle at Lowdermilk Beach and Speed Boats Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Tigertail Beach and Fifth Avenue South. There's much more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and identify plant and animal life at Otter Mound Preserve.

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You can drive from Islamorada to Marco Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. August in Marco Island sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Naples, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Lowdermilk Beach ©
Lowdermilk Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding
Tigertail Beach ©
Tigertail Beach

5
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ormond Beach and Beach at Daytona Beach. Visit Crescent Beach Public Beach and St. Augustine Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore St. Augustine's surroundings by going to Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet) and Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens (in Port Orange). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Lightner Museum, make a trip to St. George Street, do a tasting at Vino Del Grotto Winery, and steep yourself in history at Pena-Peck House and Woman's Exchange of St Augustine.

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You can drive from Marco Island to St. Augustine in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In August, daily temperatures in St. Augustine can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Beach at Daytona Beach, Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, Crescent Beach Public Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Lightner Museum ©
Lightner Museum

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