48 days in Florida Itinerary

48 days in Florida Itinerary

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48 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  15​h
1
Panama City Beach
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Bus:  6​h 30​min
2
Naples
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Marco Island
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Key West
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
6
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Key Largo
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Florida City
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Crystal River
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
St. Augustine
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Manchester

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Okaloosa Island and St. Andrews State Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Florida Caverns State Park and Henderson Beach State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Panama City Beach side-trips: Bear Creek Feline Center (in Panama City), 30A Farmers Market (in Rosemary Beach) and Navarre Beach (in Navarre). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for gifts at Waterfront Gifts and Art, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and take a leisurely stroll along Village of Baytowne Wharf.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Panama City Beach tour itinerary planner .

Manchester, UK to Panama City Beach is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. When traveling from Manchester in March, plan for warmer days in Panama City Beach, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Destin, Navarre Beach, Bear Creek Feline Center, Florida Caverns State Park, 30A Farmers Market
Highlights from your plan
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Get in touch with nature at Stump Pass Beach State Park and Lowdermilk Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Barefoot Beach Preserve and Parasailing & Paragliding. Venture out of the city with trips to Fort Myers Beach (Lovers Key State Park & Dolphin & Whale Watching) and St. Jude Nature Trail (in Saint James City). Spend the 30th (Mon) on the water with a fishing tour. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and wander the streets of Fifth Avenue South.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Naples day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and bus from Panama City Beach to Naples takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Panama City Beach in March: high temperatures in Naples hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Barefoot Beach Preserve, St. Jude Nature Trail, Stump Pass Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Barefoot Beach Preserve ©
Barefoot Beach Preserve
Stump Pass Beach State Park ©
Stump Pass Beach State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get in touch with nature at South Marco Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding. Go for a jaunt from Marco Island to Everglades City to see Speed Boats Tours about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and stop by Keep In Touch.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Marco Island tour itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Naples to Marco Island by car takes about an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
South Marco Beach ©
South Marco Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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.
Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Key West driving holiday planner.

Getting from Marco Island to Key West by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Marco Island in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key West, with lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Sombrero Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Christina's Consignment Boutique and Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography. Step out of Marathon to go to Big Pine Key and see National Key Deer Refuge, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with a fishing tour, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, head outdoors with Gemini Dream Charters, and identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Marathon itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

2
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 15th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company. On the next day, head outdoors with Contagious Charters, admire the majestic nature at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Islamorada trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Islamorada takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Molasses Reef and Kayaking & Canoeing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Fishing Charters & Tours. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, meet the residents at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, get advice or help at Key Largo Chamber of Commerce and Florida Keys Visitor Center, and look for gifts at Shell World Florida Keys.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Key Largo day trip planning site .

Getting from Islamorada to Key Largo by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Key Largo when traveling from Islamorada in April, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Florida City.

Things to do in Key Largo

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Molasses Reef ©
Molasses Reef
Parasailing & Paragliding

5
nights
Florida City

Florida City ©
Florida City is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States and is the southernmost municipality in the South Florida metropolitan area. Explore hidden gems such as Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Everglades National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Anhinga Trail and 99 Mile Wilderness Waterway. Change things up with these side-trips from Florida City: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley, Pineland Trail, & more). There's much more to do: hike along Old Ingraham Highway, stroll through Gumbo Limbo Trail, and look for gifts at Robert Is Here.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florida City visit planner.

Florida City is just a short distance from Key Largo. In April, daily temperatures in Florida City can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Crystal River.

Things to do in Florida City

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Everglades National Park, Robert Is Here, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Highlights from your plan
Everglades National Park ©
Everglades National Park
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center

2
nights
Crystal River

Crystal River ©
The jewel of Florida's Nature Coast, Crystal River spreads around spring-fed Kings Bay, known for maintaining a constant 22 C (72 F) temperature all year long.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Take a break from the city and head to Three Sisters Springs and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step out of Crystal River with an excursion to Butterfly Rainforest in Gainesville--about 1h 25 min away. There's more to do: admire the majestic nature at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Crystal River trip builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Florida City to Crystal River. Traveling from Florida City in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Crystal River. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Crystal River

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Butterfly Rainforest
Highlights from your plan
Three Sisters Springs ©
Three Sisters Springs
Butterfly Rainforest ©
Butterfly Rainforest

5
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 Vilano Beach and Fort Matanzas National Monument. We've included these beaches for you: Ormond Beach and Beach at Daytona Beach. Get out of town with these interesting St. Augustine side-trips: Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory (in Daytona Beach), Jacksonville Beach (in Jacksonville Beach) and Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary (in Jacksonville). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and immerse yourself in nature at Anastasia State Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our St. Augustine day trip planning website .

Getting from Crystal River to St. Augustine by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Vilano Beach ©
Vilano Beach

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.
Visit Cocoa Beach and Discovery Cove for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Escape Game Orlando and Helicopter Tours. Have a day of magic on the 4th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 5th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. The adventure continues: discover the magic at World of Disney, get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, and try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Orlando day trip website .

You can drive from St. Augustine to Orlando in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cocoa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach
The Escape Game Orlando ©
The Escape Game Orlando
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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