8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
St. Augustine
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
2
Islamorada
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
3
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h
5
Naples
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
Panama City Beach
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
End: Columbia

1
night
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 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at First Colony and then don't miss a visit to St. George Street.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read St. Augustine route maker website .

Columbia to St. Augustine is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Islamorada.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Lightner Museum ©
Lightner Museum
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

1
day
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 1st (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Islamorada vacation app .

Traveling by combination of car, flight, and shuttle from St. Augustine to Islamorada takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from St. Augustine in July since evenings lows in Islamorada dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Key Largo
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marathon trip planner .

Getting from Islamorada to Marathon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. July in Marathon sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 81°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Key West

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Key West trip itinerary builder app .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Naples.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then stop by Fifth Avenue South, and finally kick back and relax at Lowdermilk Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Naples day trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Key West to Naples in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Naples, with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Marco Island
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fifth Avenue South ©
Fifth Avenue South

1
day
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.
On the 6th (Sat), get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, then stroll through St. Andrews State Park, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach visit planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and car from Naples to Panama City Beach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Panama City Beach can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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