15 days in Florida Itinerary

15 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Trip Planner
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Key West
— 2 nights
Miami Beach
— 4 nights
Fort Myers Beach
— 3 nights
Tarpon Springs
— 2 nights
Fly to Tallahassee, Drive to Panama City Beach
Panama City Beach
— 3 nights


Key West — 2 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Smathers Beach and Bahia Honda State Park. Escape the urban bustle at Higgs Beach and South Beach. Step out of Key West with an excursion to Sombrero Beach in Marathon--about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Oldest House & Garden Museum, steep yourself in history at Fort Zachary Taylor, and identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

Before you visit Key West, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

New York City to Key West is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Key West to be much hotter, temps between 79°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Miami Beach.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Miami Beach — 4 nights

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park and Lummus Park Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Surfside Beach and Rickenbacker Causeway Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami Beach: Anne Kolb Nature Center (in Hollywood) and Las Olas Beach (in Fort Lauderdale). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bal Harbor Beach and head outdoors with K17 Beach Club.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Miami Beach online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Key West to Miami Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fort Myers Beach.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach — 3 nights

Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. We've included these beaches for you: Blind Pass Beach Park and Fort Myers Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Holiday Water Sports and Bonita Beach Dog Park. Get out of town with these interesting Fort Myers Beach side-trips: Barefoot Beach Preserve (in Bonita Springs) and Bowman's Beach (in Sanibel Island). There's more to do: stop by Snook Hut Bait & Tackle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Myers Beach tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Miami Beach to Fort Myers Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Miami Beach in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Fort Myers Beach, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Tarpon Springs.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips

Tarpon Springs — 2 nights

With the highest percentage of Greek-Americans of any U.S. city, Tarpon Springs is rich with coastal culture.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Caladesi Island State Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Honeymoon Island State Park. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Sunset Beach and then stroll around Fred Howard Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tarpon Springs trip app.

Traveling by car from Fort Myers Beach to Tarpon Springs takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in December, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Panama City Beach.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Side Trip

Panama City Beach — 3 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Santa Rosa Beach and Panama City Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Henderson Beach State Park and Funpcb. There's more to do: head off the coast to Shell Island and take advantage of the amenities at Carillon Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Panama City Beach trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Tarpon Springs to Panama City Beach by combination of flight and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, Panama City Beach is slightly colder than Tarpon Springs - with highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

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.