8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Key West
— 1 day
Drive
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Marathon
— 1 night
Drive
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Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive
4
St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive
5
Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort Walton Beach
— 3 nights
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Key West

— 1 day

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at West Martello Tower, take in the pleasant sights at Key West Garden Club, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip planning app.

Washington DC to Key West is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Washington DC in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 79°F in Key West. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Marathon

— 1 night

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 22nd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon visit planner.

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Key Largo

— 1 night

Diving Capital of the World

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 23rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Molasses Reef, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Key Largo tour builder app.

Drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Key Largo are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

St. Augustine

— 1 night
St. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Lightner Museum, deepen your understanding at Flagler College, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Key Largo to St. Augustine in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June in St. Augustine, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Panama City Beach

— 1 night

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

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 25th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Shell Island, then immerse yourself in nature at St. Andrews State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Panama City Beach road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Panama City Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Fort Walton Beach.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Fort Walton Beach

— 3 nights
Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Take a break from the city and head to Pensacola Beach and Okaloosa Island. Explore hidden gems such as AJ's Water Adventures and Fort Pickens Area. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Walton Beach: Santa Rosa Beach (in Santa Rosa Beach), Gulf Islands National Seashore (in Pensacola Beach) and The Gulf Breeze ZOO (in Gulf Breeze). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along The Village of Baytowne Wharf, tour the pleasant surroundings at Navarre Beach, immerse yourself in nature at Grayton Beach State Park, and kick back and relax at Henderson Beach State Park.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fort Walton Beach road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Panama City Beach to Fort Walton Beach takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Panama City Beach to Fort Walton Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June in Fort Walton Beach, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Florida travel guide

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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.