54 days in Florida Itinerary

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Cocoa Beach
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Daytona Beach
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St. Augustine
— 8 nights
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Key Largo
— 3 nights
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Islamorada
— 2 nights
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Marathon
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 8 nights
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Sarasota
— 6 nights
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Naples
— 6 nights
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Marco Island
— 5 nights
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Sanibel Island
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Cocoa Beach — 5 nights

Situated in one of Florida's busiest vacation areas, Cocoa Beach burst onto the world scene in the 1960s, when it became a popular setting for parades honoring the nation's "Apollo" astronauts.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Navy Seal Museum and U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Get outdoors at Cocoa Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Sebastian Inlet State Park (in Melbourne), Manatee Observation Deck (in Titusville) and Vero Beach (McKee Botanical Garden & Lagoon Greenway). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, stroll around Canaveral National Seashore, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Brevard Zoo.

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Seattle to Cocoa Beach is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Seattle in January, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Cocoa Beach: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Daytona Beach.
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Daytona Beach — 3 nights

The World's Most Famous Beach

The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Relax by the water at Ormond Beach and New Smyrna Town Beach. Get outdoors at Blue Spring State Park and Beach at Daytona Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in New Smyrna Beach (about 30 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, stroll around Lighthouse Point Park, make a trip to Ritchey Plaza, and look for gifts at Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Daytona Beach trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cocoa Beach to Daytona Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cocoa Beach in January since evenings lows in Daytona Beach dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to St. Augustine.
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St. Augustine — 8 nights

St. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Clinch State Park and Fort Matanzas National Monument. Let the collections at Lightner Museum and Spanish Military Hospital Museum capture your imagination. Explore St. Augustine's surroundings by going to Washington Oaks Gardens State Park (in Palm Coast), Amelia Island Historic District (in Amelia Island) and Jacksonville (Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary & Room Escape Games). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Vilano Beach, identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the St. Augustine road trip planner.

Drive from Daytona Beach to St. Augustine in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in St. Augustine, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Key Largo.
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Key Largo — 3 nights

Diving Capital of the World

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Anhinga Trail and Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours. Take a break from the city and head to Swim with Dolphins and Molasses Reef. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key Largo: Homestead (Losner Park, Everglades Alligator Farm, &more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, take a tour of African Queen Canal Cruise, soothe aching muscles at Key Largo Yoga, and explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Key Largo trip planner.

Getting from St. Augustine to Key Largo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from St. Augustine in January, with highs in Key Largo at 75°F and lows at 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Islamorada.
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Islamorada — 2 nights

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Long Key State Park, kick back and relax at Anne's Beach, and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with Theater of the Sea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Florida Keys Brewing Company.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Islamorada trip itinerary builder.

Islamorada is very close to Key Largo. In January, daytime highs in Islamorada are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.
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Marathon — 3 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach. Get in touch with nature at Dolphin Research Center and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center. Change things up with a short trip to Everglades National Park in Florida City (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and browse the fresh offerings at Paradise Produce.

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Getting from Islamorada to Marathon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Marathon are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Key West.
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Key West — 8 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.
Visit Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Key West Garden Club for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden.

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Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Key West sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 66°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Sarasota.
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Sarasota — 6 nights

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. Visit Honeymoon Island State Park and Crescent Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Myakka River State Park and Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sarasota: Robinson Nature Preserve (in Bradenton), Treasure Island Beach (in Treasure Island) and St. Pete Beach (in St. Pete Beach). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Stump Pass Beach State Park, immerse yourself in nature at Fort De Soto Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and gain some tasty knowledge on Siesta Key Rum.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Sarasota trip tool.

Getting from Key West to Sarasota by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. Traveling from Key West in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sarasota, with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Naples.
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Naples — 6 nights

You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Lowdermilk Beach and Barefoot Beach Preserve. Get outdoors at Corkscrew Swamp and Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naples: Fort Myers Beach (Lovers Key State Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching, &more), Fort Myers (Edison and Ford Winter Estates & Manatee Park) and Bonita Springs Public Beach (in Bonita Springs).

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Naples road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Marco Island.
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Marco Island — 5 nights

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Museum-lovers will get to explore Skunk Ape Research Center and Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery. Discover out-of-the-way places like South Marco Beach and Keewaydin Island. Explore Marco Island's surroundings by going to Ochopee (Kirby Storter Roadside Park & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Tigertail Beach, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Briggs Nature Center.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Marco Island driving holiday planner.

Marco Island is just a stone's throw from Naples. In February in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sanibel Island.
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Sanibel Island — 4 nights

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Visit Bowman's Beach and Tarpon Bay Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and Captiva Beach. Take a break from Sanibel Island with a short trip to Wicked Dolphin Distillery in Cape Coral, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sea views from Sanibel Island Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Blind Pass Beach Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sanibel Island itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Marco Island to Sanibel Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February in Sanibel Island, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) 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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