30 days in Florida Itinerary

30 days in Florida Itinerary

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Start: Miami
Drive:  4 h
1
Orlando
— 5 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
2
Key West
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
7
Fort Lauderdale
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
8
West Palm Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
9
Clearwater
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
10
Panama City Beach
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Miami

5
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stetson Mansion and City Hall. Visiting Discovery Cove and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Step out of Orlando to go to Sanford and see The Museum of Seminole County History, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: make an unforgettable trip to Walt Disney World Resort, explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, and try out the rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planner.

Miami to Orlando is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Stetson Mansion, Dolphin & Whale Watching, The Museum of Seminole County History
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 9:
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scuba & Snorkeling. Bring the kids along to Fort Zachary Taylor and Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. Truman Little White House and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, shop like a local with Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary builder website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Orlando to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:
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Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
Scuba & Snorkeling
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

2
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the next day, kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, look for gifts at Christina's Consignment Boutique, then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park, and finally visit a coastal fixture at American Shoal Lighthouse.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Marathon route planner.

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, American Shoal Lighthouse
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
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Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

2
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Keep things going the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery, view the masterpieces at Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery, get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Rain Barrel Village, then look for gifts at Bella Sol Fragrance Bar and Gifts, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Alligator Reef Light House.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Islamorada visit planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Islamorada takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Islamorada

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Alligator Reef Light House ©
Alligator Reef Light House
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park ©

2
nights
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): stroll through Spiegel Grove, identify plant and animal life at Molasses Reef, kick back and relax at Harry Harris Park, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Justin Martyr Catholic Church.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Key Largo online road trip planner.

Key Largo is just a short distance from Islamorada. In August in Key Largo, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Homestead, Florida Keys Outlet Marketplace, Anhinga Trail
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Lincoln Road and Collins Avenue. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at South Beach and 12th Street Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Shark Valley Visitor Center in Everglades National Park (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, get a taste of the local shopping with Espanola Way, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church, and admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach itinerary tool.

You can drive from Key Largo to Miami Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Miami Beach, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami, Shark Valley Visitor Center
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach

3
nights
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Lauderdale Beach and Hollywood Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park. Go for a jaunt from Fort Lauderdale to Boca Raton to see Gumbo Limbo Nature Center about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Aventura Mall, enjoy the sand and surf at Las Olas Beach, stroll through Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, and engage your brain at Museum of Discovery and Science.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fort Lauderdale road trip app.

Getting from Miami Beach to Fort Lauderdale by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Fort Lauderdale can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the train to West Palm Beach.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dania Beach, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Hollywood Beach, Aventura Mall, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:
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Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) ©
Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA)
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall

3
nights
West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach ©
With a warm climate and sandy stretches, it's no surprise that West Palm Beach is a popular vacation spot.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the gorgeous colors at Peanut Island Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for all kinds of wild species at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, explore the world behind art at Norton Museum of Art, then browse the different shops at Rosemary Square, and finally take a stroll through Downtown West Palm Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wakodahatchee Wetlands, see the interesting displays at Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, then get engrossed in the history at Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, and finally wander the streets of Worth Avenue.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the West Palm Beach trip planner.

Take a train from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in West Palm Beach sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Clearwater.

Things to do in West Palm Beach

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Palm Beach National Golf & Country Club, Peanut Island Park, Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary ©
McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary
Loggerhead Marinelife Center ©
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Wakodahatchee Wetlands ©
Wakodahatchee Wetlands

3
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Duncan McClellan Gallery and Lori's Soap & Sponge Market. We've included these beaches for you: Clearwater Beach and Siesta Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The Dali Museum (in St. Petersburg), Saint Pete Beach (in St. Pete Beach) and Sarasota (Sarasota National Cemetery, The Ringling, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Philippe Park, take a leisurely stroll along Pier 60, try for a hole-in-one at Congo River Golf, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Clearwater tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from West Palm Beach to Clearwater by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Clearwater sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Philippe Park, Saint Pete Beach, Siesta Beach
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Duncan McClellan Gallery ©
Duncan McClellan Gallery
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta 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.
Do your shopping at Pier Park and Waterfront Gifts and Art. Panama City Beach Winery and Garnier Post Office are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Air Force Armament Museum (in Fort Walton Beach), Santa Rosa Beach (in Santa Rosa Beach) and Eden Gardens State Park (in Point Washington). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Gulf World Marine Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Panama City Beach, and get your game on at WonderWorks.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Panama City Beach online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Clearwater to Panama City Beach takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Panama City Beach sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Walton Beach, Waterfront Gifts and Art, Santa Rosa Beach, Henderson Beach State Park, Eden Gardens State Park
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:
Highlights from your plan
Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Scuba & Snorkeling
Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach

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