15 days in Florida Itinerary

15 days in Florida Itinerary

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Key Largo
— 1 night
Key West
— 4 nights
Siesta Key
— 3 nights
— 5 nights
Amelia Island
— 1 night


Key Largo — 1 night

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 17th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Molasses Reef, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then step aboard Spiegel Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Key Largo day trip website.

Dallas to Key Largo is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in August: highs in Key Largo hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Key West.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Key West — 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and make a trip to Southernmost Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Key Largo to Key West by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Siesta Key.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

Siesta Key — 3 nights

Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Siesta Key: North River Body Therapies (in Palmetto), Imagine Museum (in St. Petersburg) and St. Pete Beach (in St. Pete Beach). And it doesn't end there: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Siesta Key Rum, enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach, and make a trip to Sarasota National Cemetery.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Siesta Key itinerary planner.

You can fly from Key West to Siesta Key in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Key West in August, Siesta Key is slightly colder at night with lows of 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Orlando.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips

Orlando — 5 nights

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.
Pack the 26th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 29th (Mon) at Discovery Cove. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure and discover the magic at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Siesta Key to Orlando takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Orlando are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Amelia Island.
Theme Parks

Amelia Island — 1 night

The southernmost Sea Island off the coast of Florida, Amelia Island takes its name from Princess Amelia of England.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): head outdoors with Fish Amelia Island and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Marlin & Barrel Distillery.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Amelia Island attractions planner.

Drive from Orlando to Amelia Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Amelia Island can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
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Florida travel guide

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.