43 days in Florida Itinerary

43 days in Florida Itinerary

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43 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Orlando
1
Orlando
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
St. Augustine
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Pensacola
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Coral Gables
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Key Largo
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Islamorada
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
8
Marathon
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Key West
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
10
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Sarasota
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Orlando

5
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.
Have a day of magic on the 12th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 16th (Sun) at Magic Kingdom Park. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic, enjoy the sand and surf at Discovery Cove, and take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Orlando. In June, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks
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

4
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Get out of town with these interesting St. Augustine side-trips: Jacksonville (Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary & Room Escape Games), TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course (in Ponte Vedra Beach) and Andy Romano Beachfront Park (in Ormond Beach). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Beach, enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and explore and take pictures at Flagler College.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip planner .

Getting from Orlando to St. Augustine by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Jacksonville, TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course, Andy Romano Beachfront Park, Butterfly Rainforest
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Wild Reserve ©
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
St. Augustine Distillery ©
St. Augustine Distillery
Room Escape Games

2
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.
Explore Panama City Beach's surroundings by going to Bear Creek Feline Center (in Panama City) and The Workshop by Ginger Leigh Designs (in Grayton Beach). There's still lots to do: get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and test your team's savvy at Escape Zone 60, Destin.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Panama City Beach trip app .

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Panama City Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In June in Panama City Beach, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pensacola.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Panama City, The Workshop by Ginger Leigh Designs, Waterfront Gifts and Art, Escape Zone 60, Destin, Santa Rosa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Swim with Dolphins
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach

3
nights
Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Change things up with a short trip to Navarre Beach in Navarre (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at National Naval Aviation Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Gulf Islands National Seashore, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and admire all the interesting features of Blue Wahoos Ballpark.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Pensacola vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Panama City Beach to Pensacola takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. June in Pensacola sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Coral Gables.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pensacola Beach, Rollins Distillery, Navarre Beach
Highlights from your plan
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Blue Wahoos Ballpark ©
Blue Wahoos Ballpark

4
nights
Coral Gables

Coral Gables ©
Coral Gables, officially the City of Coral Gables, is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, located southwest of Downtown Miami. Venture out of the city with trips to Everglades National Park (Slough Slog, Shark Valley, & more), iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Fort Lauderdale (in Davie) and Everglades National Park (in Florida City). There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and admire the masterpieces at Lowe Art Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Coral Gables day trip planning tool .

Getting from Pensacola to Coral Gables by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Pensacola to Coral Gables is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Coral Gables can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Coral Gables

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Fort Lauderdale, Everglades National Park
Highlights from your plan
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail

4
nights
Key Largo

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.
Step out of Key Largo to go to Everglades National Park and see Anhinga Trail, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, identify plant and animal life at Grecian Rocks, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Key Largo trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Coral Gables to Key Largo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Key Largo, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Anhinga Trail
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©

4
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Islamorada is known for wildlife, adventure, museums, beaches, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with a fishing tour, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, kick back and relax at Anne's Beach, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Islamorada trip planner .

Drive from Key Largo to Islamorada in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Islamorada sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 81°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Florida Keys Brewing Company ©
Florida Keys Brewing Company

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marathon: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Cudjoe Key) and National Key Deer Refuge (in Big Pine Key). There's still lots to do: stroll through Bahia Honda State Park, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Marathon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Marathon sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

5
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 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take in the waterfront at Mallory Square, get interesting insight from Tours, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Key West online trip planner .

Take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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 19th (Fri): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: race across the water with a speed boat tour, then 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 find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marco Island trip maker app .

You can ride a ferry from Key West to Marco Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Key West in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marco Island, with lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Tampa (Fishing Charters & Tours & Busch Gardens), St. Petersburg (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Outerlife Studios - Escape Room St. Pete) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Madeira Beach). There's still lots to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum, stroll the grounds of Sarasota National Cemetery, and do a tasting at Murielle Winery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Sarasota trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Sarasota takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Sarasota, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Tampa, St. Petersburg, Parasailing & Paragliding, Murielle Winery
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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