21 days in Florida Itinerary

21 days in Florida Itinerary

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21 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  6​h
1
Orlando
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Daytona Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cocoa Beach
— 2 nights
4
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Key West
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
8
Clearwater
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
9
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Destin
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + bus:  5​h
End: New York City

1
night
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take a tour by water with Makaio WaterSports, then stroll around Lake Eola Park, and then get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the magic at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park and then find something for the whole family at Discovery Cove.

Make your Orlando itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

New York City to Orlando is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:
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Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park ©
Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

2
nights
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 25th (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Casements, cast your line with Bad Juju Charters, then see the interesting displays at MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences, and finally engage your brain at Marine Science Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Cracker Creek, take an in-depth tour of Ponce Inlet Historical Museum, then glide through the air with Daytona Beach Parasail, and finally enjoy the sea views from Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Daytona Beach vacation builder website .

You can drive from Orlando to Daytona Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Cocoa Beach.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ponce Inlet, Ormond Beach, Cracker Creek
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:
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MOAS - Museum of Arts and Sciences ©
Daytona Beach Parasail ©
Daytona Beach Parasail
Bad Juju Charters ©
Bad Juju Charters

2
nights
Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach ©
Situated in one of Florida's busiest vacation areas, Cocoa Beach burst onto the world scene in the 1960s, when it became a popular setting for parades honoring the nation's "Apollo" astronauts.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Cocoa Beach Pier, soothe aching muscles at Beach Pole Fitness, then get outside with A1A Beach Rentals, and finally see Nex Generation Surfing School. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hone your skills at Epic Boardsports and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cocoa Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cocoa Beach online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Daytona Beach to Cocoa Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Cocoa Beach

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Cape Canaveral
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
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Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach
Beach Pole Fitness ©
Beach Pole Fitness
Cocoa Beach Pier ©
Cocoa Beach Pier

2
nights
Marco Island

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. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): fly like a bird with Marco Island Water Sports, then zoom along the surf with Capt. Ron's Awesome Everglades Adventures, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Romano. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Malenda Trick Art Gallery, then take a memorable tour with Waterski and Wakeboard Charters, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tigertail Beach.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Marco Island road trip planning app .

Getting from Cocoa Beach to Marco Island by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Adventure Tours
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
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Cape Romano ©
Cape Romano
Marco Island Water Sports ©
Marco Island Water Sports

2
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): zoom along the surf with Miami Watersports Paradise, then head off the coast to Fisher Island, and then admire the majestic nature at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): stroll through Haulover Beach Park, see some colorful creatures with South Beach Divers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach online tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Marco Island to Miami Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Haulover Beach Park
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©
South Beach ©
South Beach
Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, get active on the water at Captain Hook's, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Bud n' Mary's Sportfishing Marina, get interesting insight from Islamorada Dive Center, and then push the limits with Florida Keys Jetpacks.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marathon route planner .

Drive from Miami Beach to Marathon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daytime highs in Marathon are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Islamorada Dive Center ©
Islamorada Dive Center
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

3
nights
Key West

Key West ©
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.
Attractions like Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from the city and head to Sebago Key West and Fury Water Adventures Key West. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, see what you can catch with Captain Hook Fishing Charters, get a new perspective on things with High Stakes Charters, and take in the waterfront at Mallory Square.

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

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
High Stakes Charters ©
High Stakes Charters

1
night
Clearwater

Clearwater ©
Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Clearwater Beach, get active on the water at Tampa Bay SUP Stand Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking, and then take in the waterfront at Pier 60. On the next day, kick back and relax at Honeymoon Island State Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Caladesi Island State Park.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Clearwater trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Key West to Clearwater takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Clearwater can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Dunedin
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Caladesi Island State Park ©
Caladesi Island State Park
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach

2
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.
On the 9th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Carillon Beach, then take in the waterfront at Russell Fields City Pier, and then step off the mainland to explore Shell Island. On the next day, get interesting insight from Diver's Den, see some colorful creatures with Island Time Sailing, and then kick back and relax at St. Andrews State Park.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Panama City Beach road trip planner.

Getting from Clearwater to Panama City Beach by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Panama City Beach are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Destin.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Carillon Beach
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park
Diver's Den ©
Diver's Den
Russell Fields City Pier ©
Russell Fields City Pier

2
nights
Destin

Destin ©
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): immerse yourself in nature at Topsail Beach State Preserve, then enjoy the sand and surf at Henderson Beach State Park, and then get outside with Blue Heron Watersports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): tour the water at your own pace with Luther's Pontoon, Waverunner, & Kayak Rentals, then gear up at Dockside Watersports, and then glide through the air with Just Chute Me Parasail.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Destin day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Panama City Beach to Destin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City Beach to Destin. August in Destin sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Destin

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Topsail Beach State Preserve
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Just Chute Me Parasail ©
Just Chute Me Parasail

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