48 days in Florida Itinerary

48 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida vacation planner

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Panama City Beach
— 4 nights
Drive to Tallahassee, Fly to Clearwater
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Clearwater
— 5 nights
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Sarasota
— 4 nights
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Naples
— 5 nights
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Miami
— 6 nights
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Key West
— 7 nights
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Cocoa Beach
— 5 nights
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Orlando
— 6 nights
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St. Augustine
— 5 nights
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Panama City Beach

— 4 nights

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Venture out of the city with trips to Okaloosa Island (in Fort Walton Beach), A Day Away Massage and Spa (in Mary Esther) and Navarre Beach (in Navarre). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, indulge your senses at Emerald Coast Wine Cellars, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and kick back and relax at Panama City Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Panama City Beach trip maker.

Atlanta to Panama City Beach is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Clearwater

— 5 nights

Fun and Sun for All

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Clearwater: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (in Tampa), St. Pete Beach (in St. Pete Beach) and Treasure Island Beach (in Treasure Island). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Clearwater Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Shores Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Pinellas Ale Works Brewery & Tap Room, and do a tasting at Murielle Winery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Clearwater road trip planner.

Getting from Panama City Beach to Clearwater by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August in Clearwater, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sarasota

— 4 nights
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. Explore Sarasota's surroundings by going to North River Body Therapies (in Palmetto), Horseback Riding Tours (in Bradenton) and Manasota Key Beach (in Englewood). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach, stroll around South Lido Park, stroll through Bean Point, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sarasota visit planning tool.

You can drive from Clearwater to Sarasota in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In August in Sarasota, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Naples

— 5 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge (in Immokalee), Spa 33 (in Matlacha) and Fort Myers Beach (in Fort Myers Beach).

Plan trip to Naples with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Sarasota to Naples by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Miami

— 6 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Key Largo (Island Dolphin Care & Scuba & Snorkeling), Everglades National Park (Shark Valley Visitor Center, Pa-hay-okee Trail, &more) and Islamorada Brewery & Distillery (in Islamorada). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Ocean Drive, relax and rejuvenate at Island Time Day Spa, and take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Miami tour planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Miami takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Miami, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trips

Key West

— 7 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Explore Key West's surroundings by going to SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key), Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key) and Marathon (The Turtle Hospital, Sombrero Beach, &more). Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point, explore the galleries of Truman Little White House, and walk around Mallory Square.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Key West day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cocoa Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Cocoa Beach

— 5 nights
Situated in one of Florida's busiest vacation areas, Cocoa Beach burst onto the world scene in the 1960s, when it became a popular setting for parades honoring the nation's "Apollo" astronauts.
Get out of town with these interesting Cocoa Beach side-trips: NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (in Merritt Island), Vero Beach (Photography Tours, Round Island Beach Park, &more) and Jensen Beach Causeway Park (in Jensen Beach). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at The Florida Key Lime Pie Company, relax and rejuvenate at Beach Pole Fitness, enjoy the sand and surf at Hangar's Beach, and stroll through Cocoa Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cocoa Beach day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Cocoa Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In September in Cocoa Beach, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Cocoa Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Orlando

— 6 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to Blue Heron River Tours Inc in DeLand, about 56 minutes away. Pack the 7th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 8th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, and sample the tasty concoctions at Orlando Brewing.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Orlando trip planning app.

Getting from Cocoa Beach to Orlando by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Augustine

— 5 nights
St. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Augustine: Royal Manor Winery (in Interlachen), Fernandina Beach (Marlin & Barrel Distillery & Fish Amelia Island) and Atlantic Beach (in Jacksonville). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, stroll through Vilano Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, and brush up on your military savvy at Spanish Military Hospital Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the St. Augustine trip itinerary site.

Getting from Orlando to St. Augustine by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in St. Augustine can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

4.4
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.

Southwest Gulf Coast travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Fishing Charters & Tours

Central Florida travel guide

4.2
Disney Parks & Activities · Theme Parks · Water Parks
Central Florida attracts visitors with its subtropical climate, sandy beaches, theme parks, golf courses, and world-famous stock-car races. This part of the state is also home to numerous natural springs, many of which run through protected state parks and provide ideal natural locations for picnicking and spotting indigenous manatees and alligators. Central Florida boasts two coastlines, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that seafood is extremely popular in these parts. Tasting the local cuisine of fresh clams, lobster, mahi mahi, grouper, and yellowfin tuna is definitely one of the things to do. In addition to being a vacation hub, the central parts of Florida also house some of the country's top medical research and high-tech manufacturing facilities.