8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Amelia Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cape Coral
— 1 night
Drive
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Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive
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Key West
— 1 night
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Amelia Island

— 1 night
The southernmost Sea Island off the coast of Florida, Amelia Island takes its name from Princess Amelia of England.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Seaside Park and then play a few rounds at TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course. On your second day here, admire the majestic nature at Fort Clinch State Park, then cast your line with Fish Amelia Island, and then take a pleasant ride with Amelia Island Horseback Riding.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amelia Island online trip planner.

Charlotte to Amelia Island is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Charlotte in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Amelia Island, with lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Amelia Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Orlando

— 3 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.
Pack the 18th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 17th (Mon) at Discovery Cove. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld and make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando road trip website.

Traveling by car from Amelia Island to Orlando takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Orlando are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cape Coral.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

Cape Coral

— 1 night
Cape Coral is a city located in Lee County, Florida, United States, on the Gulf of Mexico. Tenacity Guide Service has been added to your itinerary. On the 19th (Wed), hike along St. Jude Nature Trail, get a new perspective on things with Tenacity Guide Service, and then test your team's savvy at Escape the Cape Escape Rooms.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cape Coral trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Orlando to Cape Coral in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cape Coral can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Cape Coral

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Trails

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.
On the 20th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, zoom along the surf with JSK Watersports, then stroll through Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then get the adrenaline pumping with Jetpack Water Flights, and finally test your problem-solving skills at Kingdom Escape Games.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Key Largo trip itinerary site.

Drive from Cape Coral to Key Largo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. August in Key Largo sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Key West.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Key West

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, stroll through Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take an unforgettable tour with Air Adventures Helicopter Tours.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Key Largo to Key West by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Key West sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Key West

Tours · Museums · Adventure · Wildlife

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.