18 days in Florida Itinerary

18 days in Florida Itinerary

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Marathon
— 3 nights
2
Marco Island
— 2 nights
3
St. Pete Beach
— 2 nights
4
Panama City Beach
— 3 nights
5
St. Augustine
— 7 nights

3
nights
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Take a break from the city and head to Swim with Dolphins and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marathon: Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Islamorada) and Everglades Alligator Farm (in Homestead). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center and kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip itinerary planner.

Birmingham, UK to Marathon is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Birmingham in July, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Marathon: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Key Largo, Bahia Honda State Park, Fishing Charters & Tours, Everglades Alligator Farm
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Swim with Dolphins

2
nights
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 20th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Marco Catholic Church, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally identify plant and animal life at Otter Mound Preserve.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Marco Island trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Marathon to Marco Island in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Marathon in July, Marco Island is slightly colder at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to St. Pete Beach.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
St. Pete Beach

St. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Artpool Gallery, then admire the majestic nature at Fort De Soto Park, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally stroll through Saint Pete Beach. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then admire the masterpieces at St. Petersburg Museum of History, and finally kick back and relax at Treasure Island Beach.

Make your St. Pete Beach itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Marco Island to St. Pete Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in St. Pete Beach are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in St. Pete Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Fort De Soto Park, Treasure Island Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
St. Petersburg Museum of History ©
St. Petersburg Museum of History
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
nights
Panama City Beach

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.
For shopping fun, head to Pier Park or 30A Farmers Market. Get in touch with nature at Santa Rosa Beach and Henderson Beach State Park. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Andrews State Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach trip planner.

Getting from St. Pete Beach to Panama City Beach by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Panama City Beach when traveling from St. Pete Beach in July, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Henderson Beach State Park, 30A Farmers Market, Santa Rosa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park

7
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. Explore hidden gems such as Anastasia State Park and The Oldest Store Museum. Fort Matanzas National Monument and Lightner Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Augustine: Stetson Mansion (in DeLand), Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Ponce Inlet) and Fort Clinch State Park (in Fernandina Beach). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine History Museum, see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de la Constitucion.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip maker tool.

Getting from Panama City Beach to St. Augustine by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July in St. Augustine, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Beach at Daytona Beach, Fort Clinch State Park, Ormond Beach
Highlights from your plan
Anastasia State Park ©
Anastasia State Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Oldest Store Museum ©
The Oldest Store Museum

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