20 days in Florida Itinerary

20 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida holiday planner

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Lakeland
— 1 night
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Winter Haven
— 1 night
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Bradenton
— 1 night
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Sanibel Island
— 5 nights
Taxi to Fort Myers Beach, FL, Ferry to Key West
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Key West
— 3 nights
Ferry to Marco Island, FL, Taxi to Naples
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Naples
— 4 nights
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Marco Island
— 1 night
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Punta Gorda
— 2 nights
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Stuart
— 1 night
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Lakeland

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take an exotic tour of Safari Wilderness.

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Ocala to Lakeland is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in April, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Winter Haven.

Things to do in Lakeland

Wildlife · Outdoors
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Winter Haven

— 1 night

Chain of Lakes City

Winter Haven boasts over 50 lakes within its borders, most notably Florida's famed Chain of Lakes.
On the 2nd (Fri), get in on the family fun at Legoland Florida Resort.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Winter Haven holiday planning site.

Winter Haven is just a short distance from Lakeland. April in Winter Haven sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. You'll set off for Bradenton on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Winter Haven

Theme Parks
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Bradenton

— 1 night

Friendly City

Bradenton boasts a handful of historical buildings, but its real claim to fame is as the home of Tropicana Products and its quirky culture.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach and then sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Bradenton online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Winter Haven to Bradenton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April in Bradenton, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 65°F at night. On the 4th (Sun), you'll travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Bradenton

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Sanibel Island

— 5 nights
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Sanibel Island is known for parks, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll through J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach, and walk around Gulfside Beach.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sanibel Island attractions planner.

You can drive from Bradenton to Sanibel Island in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Sanibel Island can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Key West.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Key West

— 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fort Zachary Taylor. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor and then walk around Mallory Square.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Sanibel Island to Key West in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Sanibel Island in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 74°F. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel to Naples.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Naples

— 4 nights
Naples is known for parks, wildlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Naples Pier and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Naples online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Key West to Naples takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Key West in April since evenings lows in Naples dip to 67°F. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to Marco Island.

Things to do in Naples

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Marco Island

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then kick back and relax at Tigertail Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Marco Island trip planner.

Marco Island is very close to Naples. In April, daily temperatures in Marco Island can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. You will leave for Punta Gorda on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Punta Gorda

— 2 nights
Punta Gorda is a city in Charlotte County, Florida, United States. On the 17th (Sat), stroll through Fishermen's Village and then meet the residents at Peace River Wildlife Center. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour.

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Getting from Marco Island to Punta Gorda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 63°F. You will leave for Stuart on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Punta Gorda

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Stuart

— 1 night
Stuart is a city in, and the seat of, Martin County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Riverwalk.

To find out how to plan a trip to Stuart, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Punta Gorda to Stuart in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.
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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.