8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida travel planner
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Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Fort Lauderdale
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Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sarasota
— 1 night
Drive
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Clearwater
— 2 nights
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Drive to Tampa International Airport, Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Nottingham

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Fort Lauderdale — 2 nights

Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Lauderdale: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (in Miami), Village of Merrick Park (in Coral Gables) and Miami Beach (Art Deco Historic District, Lincoln Road, &more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach and engage your brain at Museum of Discovery and Science.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fort Lauderdale travel planning site.

Nottingham, UK to Fort Lauderdale is an approximately 19-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Nottingham in August, things will get much warmer in Fort Lauderdale: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Naples.
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Side Trips

Naples — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): tee off at LaPlaya Golf Course, examine the collection at Revs Institute, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Naples Pier, then get to know the fascinating history of Naples Historical Society, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lowdermilk Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at KAJ Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Naples sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Fort Lauderdale to Naples in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sarasota.
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Side Trip

Sarasota — 1 night

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum, then stroll the grounds of Sarasota National Cemetery, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarasota day trip planning website.

Drive from Naples to Sarasota in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Sarasota are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Clearwater.
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Clearwater — 2 nights

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.
On the 19th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Clearwater Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then do a tasting at Aspirations Winery.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Clearwater trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Clearwater takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Florida travel guide

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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.
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