9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

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9 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
Drive:  1​h
1
St. Augustine
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Daytona Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Marathon
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
5
Destin
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Jacksonville

1
night
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery, stroll through St. Augustine Beach, and then admire all the interesting features of Flagler College. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fort Matanzas National Monument.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the St. Augustine itinerary maker website .

Jacksonville to St. Augustine is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in St. Augustine can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Flagler College ©
Flagler College

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night
Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church of the Epiphany, and then kick back and relax at Beach at Daytona Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Daytona Beach online day trip planner .

You can drive from St. Augustine to Daytona Beach in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Catholic Church of the Epiphany
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Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Catholic Church of the Epiphany ©
Catholic Church of the Epiphany

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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Tigertail Beach and then stroll through Lowdermilk Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Marco Island Historical Museum, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Marco Island trip planner.

You can drive from Daytona Beach to Marco Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Lowdermilk Beach
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Tigertail Beach ©
Tigertail Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding

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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.
On the 5th (Thu), kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then tour the water at your own pace with Robbie's of Islamorada, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room.

For maps and more tourist information, use the Marathon trip itinerary site .

Drive from Marco Island to Marathon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Marco Island in July, Marathon is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Destin.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Robbie's of Islamorada ©
Robbie's of Islamorada

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Destin

Destin ©
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Navarre Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Henderson Beach State Park and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Destin travel route builder website .

Getting from Marathon to Destin by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Destin

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Navarre Beach
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Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach

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