8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  3​h
1
Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Charlotte

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): browse the different shops at Pier Park and then stroll through Panama City Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach online itinerary builder .

Charlotte to Panama City Beach is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Panama City Beach are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Pier Park ©
Pier Park
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach

2
nights
Marathon

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 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Marathon attractions planning site .

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. Traveling from Panama City Beach in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Marathon, with lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
night
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Key Largo tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 76°F in Key Largo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
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.
Attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 27th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. It doesn't end there: take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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You can drive from Key Largo to Orlando in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

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