42 days in Florida Itinerary

42 days in Florida Itinerary

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42 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Key West
— 3 nights
Ferry:  3​h
2
Naples
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sanibel Island
— 6 nights
+2
Taxi + Bus + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
4
St. Pete Beach
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Daytona Beach
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h
7
St. Augustine
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Amelia Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Miami Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Zurich

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Amri Key West and Key West First Legal Rum Distillery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Smathers Beach and Fort Zachary Taylor. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Prana Spa, glide through the air with Sebago Key West, join in the after-dark buzz at Sunset Pier, and stroll through Higgs Beach.

To see more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planning site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Key West is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Zurich to Key West. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in November, with highs in Key West at 32°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Smathers Beach ©
Smathers Beach
Prana Spa ©
Prana Spa

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Relax by the water at Clam Pass Park and Tigertail Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at South Marco Beach and Waterside Shops. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lowdermilk Beach, take in the waterfront at Naples Pier, admire the natural beauty at Naples Botanical Garden, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Celebration Community Beach Church.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Naples holiday builder site .

Ride a ferry from Key West to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 21°C in Naples. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marco Island
Highlights from your plan
Tigertail Beach ©
Tigertail Beach
South Marco Beach ©
South Marco Beach
Lowdermilk Beach ©
Lowdermilk Beach

6
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blind Pass Beach Park and Gulfside Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bowman's Beach and Fort Myers Beach. Take a break from Sanibel Island with a short trip to Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get lost in a book at Sanibel Public Library, head outdoors with Whitney's Bait and Tackle, relax and rejuvenate at Spatini Teabar, and stop by Bailey's General Store.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Sanibel Island fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Naples to Sanibel Island in 1.5 hours. In November in Sanibel Island, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Pete Beach.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Highlights from your plan
Blind Pass Beach Park ©
Blind Pass Beach Park
Gulfside Beach ©
Gulfside Beach
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

5
nights
St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach ©
St. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Honeymoon Island State Park and Saint Pete Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lido Beach and Nifty Nic Nacs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Pete Beach: Caspersen Beach (in Venice) and The Ringling (in Sarasota). There's much more to do: visit Pass-a-Grille, kick back and relax at Madeira Beach, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Body Works Salon & Spa.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our St. Pete Beach travel route website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Sanibel Island to St. Pete Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sanibel Island in December, expect nights in St. Pete Beach to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in St. Pete Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Venice, Sarasota, Honeymoon Island State Park, Madeira Beach
Highlights from your plan
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Honeymoon Island State Park ©
Honeymoon Island State Park
Caspersen Beach ©
Caspersen Beach

3
nights
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
You'll get in some beach time at St. Andrews State Park and Carillon Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Panama City Beach Winery and Sea Breeze Winery. The adventure continues: stroll through Panama City Beach.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach trip planning website .

You can fly from St. Pete Beach to Panama City Beach in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, Panama City Beach is little chillier than St. Pete Beach - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Carillon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach

3
nights
Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Relax by the water at Ormond Beach and Beach at Daytona Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at The Spa at Riverview and enjoy the sea views from Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.

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Fly from Panama City Beach to Daytona Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Panama City Beach in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Daytona Beach: highs are around 28°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, The Spa at Riverview, Ormond Beach, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
Highlights from your plan
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
The Spa at Riverview ©
The Spa at Riverview

4
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jacksonville Beach and Vilano Beach. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts, surround yourself with nature on Tours by the Sea, look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by bus from Daytona Beach to St. Augustine takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Daytona Beach in December, you will find days in St. Augustine are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amelia Island.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Jacksonville Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vilano Beach ©
Vilano Beach
Jacksonville Beach ©
Jacksonville Beach
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

4
nights
Amelia Island

Amelia Island ©
The southernmost Sea Island off the coast of Florida, Amelia Island takes its name from Princess Amelia of England.
Relax by the water at Amelia Island State Park and Main Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Beach Rentals And More and The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island. Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Clinch State Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Amelia Island travel route planner.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Amelia Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Amelia Island, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Amelia Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Amelia Island State Park ©
Amelia Island State Park
Beach Rentals And More ©
Beach Rentals And More
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park

4
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park and Fort Lauderdale Beach. When in Miami Beach, make a side trip to see Hollywood Beach in Hollywood, approximately Hollywood away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Boucher Brothers, don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace, appreciate the history behind Holocaust Memorial, and tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amelia Island to Miami Beach takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amelia Island in December, with highs in Miami Beach at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood Beach, Bayside Marketplace
Highlights from your plan
Fort Lauderdale Beach Park ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach Park
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach
South Beach ©
South Beach

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nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sunset Park Beach and Coco Plum Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Anne's Beach and Sombrero Beach. Step out of Marathon to go to Tavernier and see Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park, and snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Marathon vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Miami Beach to Marathon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, Anne's Beach, Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sunset Park Beach ©
Sunset Park Beach
Anne's Beach ©
Anne's Beach

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