11 days in Florida Itinerary

11 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida tour planner
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Fly
1
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Fort Walton Beach
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly to Key West, Bus to Marathon
4
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Key Largo
— 2 nights
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Panama City Beach — 2 nights

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 21st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Santa Rosa Beach, then kick back and relax at Grayton Beach State Park, and then browse the different shops at Pier Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Shell Island, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Andrews State Park, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach road trip planning site.

Vancouver, Canada to Panama City Beach is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Vancouver to Panama City Beach, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in July; daily highs in Panama City Beach reach 38°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Walton Beach.
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Fort Walton Beach — 3 nights

Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Visit Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to AJ's Water Adventures and Fort Pickens Area. When in Fort Walton Beach, make a side trip to see Gulf Islands National Seashore in Pensacola Beach, approximately Pensacola Beach away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Okaloosa Island, make a trip to Destin Harbor Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along The Village of Baytowne Wharf, and enjoy the sand and surf at Henderson Beach State Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fort Walton Beach sightseeing planner.

Drive from Panama City Beach to Fort Walton Beach in 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Orlando.
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Orlando — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): walk around Mako, find something for the whole family at SeaWorld, and then cool off at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Fort Walton Beach to Orlando in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In July in Orlando, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Marathon.
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Marathon — 2 nights

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 27th (Wed), kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon visit planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Orlando to Marathon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Marathon, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Key Largo.
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Key Largo — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, get outside with Theater of the Sea, and then stop by Bass Pro Shops. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Molasses Reef, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Key Largo trip maker site.

Drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Key Largo when traveling from Marathon in July, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Florida travel guide

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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.
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