52 days in Florida Itinerary

52 days in Florida Itinerary

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52 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Miami Beach
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Marathon
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Clearwater
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sarasota
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Orlando
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Daytona Beach
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h
8
St. Augustine
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Santa Rosa Beach
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Pensacola
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Manchester

6
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 find plenty of places to visit near Miami Beach: Dolphin Mall (in Miami), Aventura Mall (in Aventura) and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (in Coral Gables). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District, and shop like a local with Bayside Marketplace.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach attractions planner .

Manchester, UK to Miami Beach is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Manchester to Miami Beach, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in July, expect Miami Beach to be much warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Miami, Coral Gables, Aventura Mall, Miami Party Boat Rentals
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

4
nights
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: Florida Keys Jet Ski Rentals (in Summerland Key) and Islamorada (Fishing Charters & Tours & Florida Keys Brewing Company). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park, kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Marathon trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Miami Beach to Marathon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. July in Marathon sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Islamorada, Florida Keys Jet Ski Rentals, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Florida Keys Jet Ski Rentals ©
Florida Keys Jet Ski Rentals

6
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.
Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, see what you can catch with Fun In The Sun Key West, take in the waterfront at Mallory Square, and look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

For photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Key West driving holiday planning website .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

3
nights
Clearwater

Clearwater ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Clearwater: Tampa (Busch Gardens Tampa Bay & Cleanse Apothecary), St. Petersburg (Duncan McClellan Gallery & Speed Boat Adventures) and St. Pete Beach (JetLev at TradeWinds Island Resorts & Saint Pete Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Clearwater Beach, do a tasting at Murielle Winery, and look for gifts at My Sandbox.

To find out how to plan a trip to Clearwater, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Key West to Clearwater in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in July since evenings lows in Clearwater dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tampa, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, Madeira Beach
Highlights from your plan
Duncan McClellan Gallery ©
Duncan McClellan Gallery
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach

5
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Sarasota side-trips: Bunker Hill Vineyard & Winery (in Duette), Nifty Nic Nacs (in Venice) and Nokomis Beach (in Nokomis). And it doesn't end there: glide peacefully along the water with Paradise Adventures Sarasota, walk around Joan M. Durante Community Park, tour on your own time with Sarasota Paddleboard Company, and kick back and relax at Siesta Beach.

You can plan Sarasota trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Clearwater to Sarasota in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Sarasota sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Siesta Key, Bunker Hill Vineyard & Winery, Nifty Nic Nacs, Joan M. Durante Community Park, Nokomis Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sarasota National Cemetery ©
Sarasota National Cemetery
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach

6
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.
Pack the 7th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Pack the 10th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. And it doesn't end there: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, buy something for everyone on your list at Disney Springs, and find your balance on the water with Paddleboard Orlando.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Orlando driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Sarasota to Orlando in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Daytona Beach: Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church (in Flagler Beach) and Stetson Mansion (in DeLand). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Andy Romano Beachfront Park, join the crowd at Daytona International Speedway, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Brendan Catholic Church, and walk around Frank Rendon Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Daytona Beach trip planner .

You can drive from Orlando to Daytona Beach in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Santa Maria del Mar Catholic Church, Frank Rendon Park, Stetson Mansion
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Fishing Charters & Tours
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

5
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 (Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville & Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery, stop by Claude's Chocolate, stroll through St. Augustine Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our St. Augustine trip planning app .

Take a bus from Daytona Beach to St. Augustine in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in St. Augustine can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Santa Rosa Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Jacksonville, Crescent Beach Public Beach, Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
St. Augustine Distillery ©
St. Augustine Distillery

4
nights
Santa Rosa Beach

Santa Rosa Beach ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Panama City Beach (Panama City Beach Winery, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more).

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Santa Rosa Beach online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Santa Rosa Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August in Santa Rosa Beach, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pensacola.

Things to do in Santa Rosa Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Panama City Beach, Destin, Beach Sand Sculptures
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Water Planet ©
Water Planet
Scuba & Snorkeling

5
nights
Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Pensacola side-trips: Navarre (Navarre Beach & Island Style). There's still lots to do: choose your vessel at Dolphin Express, take a memorable tour with Hot Spots Fishing Charters, step off the mainland to explore Santa Rosa Island, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pensacola Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Pensacola, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Santa Rosa Beach to Pensacola in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pensacola Beach, Navarre
Highlights from your plan
National Naval Aviation Museum ©
National Naval Aviation Museum
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore

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