8 days in Brevard County Itinerary

8 days in Brevard County Itinerary

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8 days in Brevard County Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  7​h 15​min
Merritt Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Melbourne Beach
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Philadelphia

Merritt Island

Merritt Island ©
Merritt Island is a census-designated place in Brevard County, Florida, located on the eastern Floridian coast, along the Atlantic Ocean. Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Black Point Wildlife Drive. Do your shopping at The Florida Key Lime Pie Company and Ron Jon Surf Shop. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cocoa Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sams House at Pine Island, take an in-depth tour of Brevard Veterans Memorial Museum & Military Museum, and learn about all things military at Space Shuttle Atlantis.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Merritt Island travel route site .

Philadelphia to Merritt Island is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in July, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Titusville.

Things to do in Merritt Island

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Parker Brothers Concepts
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Space Shuttle Atlantis ©
Space Shuttle Atlantis
U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Museum ©
Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach


Titusville ©
America's "Space City," Titusville sits on the Indian River, just west of Kennedy Space Center, the origin point of every NASA human space flight since 1968.
On the 2nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame, then kick back and relax at Playalinda Beach, and then choose your vessel at A Day Away Kayak Tours. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Pritchard House, get engrossed in the history at American Police Hall of Fame, then brush up on your military savvy at Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Cocoa Village.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Titusville trip planner.

You can drive from Merritt Island to Titusville in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Titusville can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne Beach.

Things to do in Titusville

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Playalinda Beach, Cocoa Village
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Playalinda Beach ©
Playalinda Beach
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum ©
Cocoa Village ©
Cocoa Village

Melbourne Beach

Melbourne Beach is a town in Brevard County, Florida. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): stroll through Paradise Beach & Park, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the masterpieces at Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, and finally choose your vessel at Black Dog Bait and Tackle.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne Beach route builder site .

Getting from Titusville to Melbourne Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts ©
Black Dog Bait and Tackle ©
Black Dog Bait and Tackle