23 days in Florida Itinerary

23 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip builder

Make it your trip
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Merritt Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marco Island
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Key West
— 4 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 3 nights
Bus to Key West, Fly to Panama City Beach
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Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort Walton Beach
— 3 nights
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Merritt Island

— 2 nights
On the 2nd (Fri), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get curious at Space Shuttle Atlantis, look and learn at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, then try your luck at Victory Casino Cruises, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Cherie Down Park and then stroll around Jetty Park Beach & Pier.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Merritt Island online travel route builder.

Orlando to Merritt Island is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Merritt Island are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Merritt Island

Outdoors · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Marco Island

— 2 nights
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 4th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Goodland Boating Park, enjoy the sand and surf at South Marco Beach, then kick back and relax at Tigertail Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Keep In Touch, walk around Frank E. Mackle Park, stroll around Canine Cove, stroll around Winterberry Park, then kick back and relax at Keewaydin Island, and finally explore the activities along Capri Paddlecraft Park.

Start your trip to Marco Island by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Merritt Island to Marco Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, train, 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 5th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Key West

— 4 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.
Key West is known for museums, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck, make a trip to Mallory Square, and take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West road trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Marco Island to Key West in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Marco Island in July, with lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Key Largo

— 3 nights

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.
Key Largo is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, step aboard USCG Duane, tour the pleasant surroundings at Molasses Reef, and immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Key Largo trip planner.

Getting from Key West to Key Largo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Key Largo when traveling from Key West in July, with lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Islamorada

— 3 nights

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Islamorada is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: cast your line with a fishing tour, get outside with Takedown Charters, enjoy the sand and surf at Anne's Beach, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Florida Keys Brewing Company.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Islamorada trip itinerary builder site.

Islamorada is just a stone's throw from Key Largo. In July, daytime highs in Islamorada are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Marathon

— 3 nights

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.
Take a break from Marathon with a short trip to SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort in Little Torch Key, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marathon Garden Club, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and explore the galleries of Crane Point Museum & Nature Center.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon travel route planner.

Getting from Islamorada to Marathon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Panama City Beach

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Shell Island, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Andrews State Park, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, then stop by Emerald Coast Olive Oil, and finally stroll through Panama City Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Abc Fine Wine And Spirits, do a tasting at Panama City Beach Winery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Gulf World Marine Park, then cool off at Shipwreck Island Waterpark, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Panama City Beach trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Marathon to Panama City Beach takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marathon in July, expect little chillier with lows of 74°F in Panama City Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fort Walton Beach.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Fort Walton Beach

— 3 nights
Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Explore Fort Walton Beach's surroundings by going to Pensacola Beach (Pensacola Beach & Gulf Islands National Seashore), National Naval Aviation Museum (in Pensacola) and Waterfront Gifts and Art (in Miramar Beach). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with AJ's Water Adventures, make a trip to Destin Harbor Boardwalk, learn about all things military at Air Force Armament Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Navarre Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Walton Beach online holiday planner.

You can drive from Panama City Beach to Fort Walton Beach in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Panama City Beach to Fort Walton Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Fort Walton Beach sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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.