8 days in Ithaca & Florida Itinerary

8 days in Ithaca & Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Ithaca
— 2 nights
Fly
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Daytona Beach
— 1 day
Drive
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Marco Island
— 1 day
Drive
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Marathon
— 1 night
Bus to Key West, Fly to Panama City
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Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Fly

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Ithaca

— 2 nights
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Step out of the city life by going to Robert Treman State Park and Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park. Explore hidden gems such as Taughannock Falls State Park and Two Goats Brewing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ithaca: Champlin Beach Park (in Hammondsport), Three Brothers Wineries and Estates (in Geneva) and Seneca Lake Wine Trail (in Watkins Glen). It doesn't end there: admire the majestic nature at Buttermilk Falls State Park and relax in the rural setting at Lively Run Dairy.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ithaca trip planner.

Syracuse to Ithaca is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Daytona Beach

— 1 day

The World's Most Famous Beach

The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
On the 19th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, stroll through Ormond Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach at Daytona Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Daytona Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ithaca to Daytona Beach takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Daytona Beach is a bit warmer than Ithaca - with highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marco Island

— 1 day
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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Marco Island travel website.

Drive from Daytona Beach to Marco Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Marathon route planner.

Drive from Marco Island to Marathon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. In August in Marathon, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · 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.
On the 22nd (Thu), learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through St. Andrews State Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Panama City Beach road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Marathon to Panama City Beach takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marathon in August, expect little chillier with lows of 74°F in Panama City Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.