7 days in Florida Itinerary

7 days in Florida Itinerary

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7 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + shuttle:  10​h 30​min
1
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Panama City Beach
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

1
night
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, then take in the views from Old Seven Mile Bridge, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip planner.

San Francisco to Marathon is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Marathon. When traveling from San Francisco in June, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Marathon: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 79°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

1
night
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 (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then put a fun spin on your tour with Xtreme Escape Game.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Marco Island trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Marco Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Marathon in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 74°F in Marco Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Xtreme Escape Game ©
Xtreme Escape Game

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Orlando trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Marco Island to Orlando by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

1
day
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, get interesting insight from Tours, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Panama City Beach takes 6.5 hours. June in Panama City Beach sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Swim with Dolphins

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