8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida itinerary planner

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Miami
— 1 night
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Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Plant City
— 1 night
Drive
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Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive
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Port Saint Lucie
— 1 day
Drive
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Deerfield Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Miami
— 1 night

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Miami

— 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and then browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Miami. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Miami

Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Sanibel Island

— 1 night
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Captiva Beach.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Sanibel Island trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Miami to Sanibel Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Sanibel Island are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Plant City.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors · Transportation · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Plant City

— 1 night
Plant City is a city in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States, approximately midway between Brandon and Lakeland along Interstate 4. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): sample the tasty concoctions at Two Henrys Brewing Company Tasting Room, do a tasting at Keel And Curley Winery, and then admire the majestic nature at Hillsborough River State Park.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Plant City trip website.

Drive from Sanibel Island to Plant City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Plant City

Nature · Wineries · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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 1st (Sun): find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Orlando trip planner.

Drive from Plant City to Orlando in an hour. In July in Orlando, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. You will leave for Port Saint Lucie on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Port Saint Lucie

— 1 day
Port St. On the 2nd (Mon), make a trip to Riverwalk and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

Discover how to plan a Port Saint Lucie trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Orlando to Port Saint Lucie by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Port Saint Lucie, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Deerfield Beach.

Things to do in Port Saint Lucie

Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Deerfield Beach

— 1 night
Deerfield Beach is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): head outdoors with Florida Airboat Rides and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Deerfield Beach trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Saint Lucie to Deerfield Beach takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Deerfield Beach are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Deerfield Beach

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Miami

— 1 night

Magic City

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): shop like a local with Village of Merrick Park.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Miami road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Deerfield Beach to Miami takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

4.4
Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Southwest Gulf Coast travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Fishing Charters & Tours