8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
1
St. Augustine
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Sanibel Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Marathon
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: London

1
day
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 17th (Sun): examine the collection at The Lightner Museum, identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our St. Augustine online holiday planner .

London, UK to St. Augustine is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, tram, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. When traveling from London in February, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in St. Augustine: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in St. Augustine

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

1
day
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): kick back and relax at Captiva Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bowman's Beach, then identify plant and animal life at In The Garden, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Pond Apple Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sanibel Island itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from St. Augustine to Sanibel Island in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi. Traveling from St. Augustine in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Sanibel Island: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

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Captiva Beach
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Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach

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. On the 19th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Malenda Trick Art Gallery, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

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

Getting from Sanibel Island to Marco Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Marco Island can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Marco Island

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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and Sunset Park Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach. When in Marathon, make a side trip to see Fishing Charters & Tours in Islamorada, approximately 38 minutes away. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Marathon Garden Club.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marathon sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Marathon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Marco Island in February since evenings lows in Marathon dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Sunset Park Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Sunset Park Beach ©
Sunset Park Beach
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Marathon Garden Club ©
Marathon Garden Club

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