7 days in Florida Itinerary

7 days in Florida Itinerary

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7 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly:  4​h
1
Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Daytona Beach
— 1 day
bus:  1​h
5
St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Columbia

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience and then browse the different shops at Pier Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, stroll through St. Andrews State Park, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Panama City Beach trip maker .

Columbia to Panama City Beach is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. In June, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Swim with Dolphins

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Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 2nd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Marathon road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Panama City Beach to Marathon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marathon when traveling from Panama City Beach in July, with lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

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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. On the 4th (Thu), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Marco Island trip planning app .

Drive from Marathon to Marco Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Marathon in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 75°F in Marco Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Marco Island

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding

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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.
On the 5th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ormond Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach at Daytona Beach.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Daytona Beach holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Daytona Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Ormond Beach
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Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach

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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, then kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, and then see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a St. Augustine trip simple and quick.

Getting from Daytona Beach to St. Augustine by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In July in St. Augustine, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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