31 days in Florida Itinerary

31 days in Florida Itinerary

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Bradenton
— 3 nights
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Sanibel Island
— 1 night
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Marco Island
— 3 nights
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Marathon
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Fort Walton Beach
— 4 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
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St. Augustine
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 6 nights

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Bradenton

Bradenton ©

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.
Kids will enjoy Bean Point and Stump Pass Beach State Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Crescent Beach and Saint Pete Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Bradenton side-trips: Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium (in Sarasota), Madeira Beach (in Madeira Beach) and Treasure Island Beach (in Treasure Island). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Turtle Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bradenton Beach, get engrossed in the history at Cortez Cultural Center, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Silhouettes Day Spa.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bradenton driving holiday planner.

Orlando to Bradenton is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Bradenton, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Bradenton

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Bean Point ©
Bean Point
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach

1
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Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 5th (Mon), soothe aching muscles at Ambu Yoga, stroll through Captiva Beach, examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Blind Pass Beach Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sanibel Island visit planner.

Drive from Bradenton to Sanibel Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Sanibel Island sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

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Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach
Blind Pass Beach Park ©
Blind Pass Beach Park

3
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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. Attractions like South Marco Beach and Tigertail Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Keewaydin Island. Get out of town with these interesting Marco Island side-trips: Ochopee (Loop Road, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Capri Paddlecraft Park, look for gifts at Keep In Touch, and stroll around Canine Cove.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marco Island sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Sanibel Island to Marco Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Marco Island sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Keewaydin Island ©
Keewaydin Island
South Marco Beach ©
South Marco Beach

3
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Marathon

Marathon ©

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin Research Center and Theater of the Sea. Kids will enjoy Bahia Honda State Park and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marathon: Islamorada (History of Diving Museum, Library Beach Park, &more), African Queen Canal Cruise (in Key Largo) and Skydive Key West (in Sugarloaf). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, see the world from above with Ultimate HeliTours, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon online tour planner.

Getting from Marco Island to Marathon by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Marathon when traveling from Marco Island in October, with lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Theater of the Sea ©
Theater of the Sea

4
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Key West

Key West ©

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dry Tortugas National Park and Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. Bring the kids along to The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, and enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Key West vacation planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in October, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Walton Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
7 Artists & Friends Gallery ©
7 Artists & Friends Gallery
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center ©
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

4
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Fort Walton Beach

Fort Walton Beach ©
Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Relax by the water at Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach. Kids will enjoy Okaloosa Island and AJ's Water Adventures. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Walton Beach: Salt Water Cottage (in Navarre), Gulf Islands (in Pensacola) and Pensacola Beach (Gulf Islands National Seashore & Fort Pickens Area). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Henderson Beach State Park, learn about all things military at Air Force Armament Museum, take in the waterfront activity at HarborWalk Marina, and contemplate the waterfront views at Destin Harbor.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fort Walton Beach itinerary maker app.

Getting from Key West to Fort Walton Beach by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Key West to Fort Walton Beach. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Key West in October; daily highs in Fort Walton Beach reach 80°F and lows reach 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach
Navarre Beach ©
Navarre Beach
Gulf Islands National Seashore ©
Gulf Islands National Seashore

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Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©

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 20th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at St. Andrews State Park, find something for the whole family at Coconut Creek Family Fun Park, then buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park, and finally make a trip to Abc Fine Wine And Spirits. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Camp Creek Golf Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Grayton Beach State Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Rosa Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Panama City Beach online route planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Walton Beach to Panama City Beach takes 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Panama City Beach sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Santa Rosa Beach
Santa Rosa Beach
Grayton Beach State Park ©
Grayton Beach State Park

4
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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. Bring the kids along to St. Augustine Beach and Atlantic Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Jacksonville Beach and St. George Street. Get out of town with these interesting St. Augustine side-trips: Ormond Beach (Nova Community Park, Ormond Beach, &more) and Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens (in Jacksonville). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Vilano Beach, take an in-depth tour of St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Jail, and look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the St. Augustine trip planner.

Drive from Panama City Beach to St. Augustine in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Panama City Beach in October since evenings lows in St. Augustine dip to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Vilano Beach ©
Vilano Beach
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach

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Orlando

Orlando ©

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fun Spot America and World of Disney. Bring the kids along to Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. When in Orlando, make a side trip to see Wild Florida Airboats in Kenansville, approximately Kenansville away. Pack the 31st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Pack the 30th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, cool off at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Orlando, and make an unforgettable trip to Avatar Flight of Passage.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando route website.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Orlando in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in October, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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