7 days in Florida Itinerary

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Fort Walton Beach
— 2 nights


Tampa — 1 day

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 26th (Wed), stroll through Bayshore Boulevard and then take an in-depth tour of Henry B. Plant Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tampa planner.

Kansas City to Tampa is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Tampa sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.
Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Trails
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Orlando — 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Bring the kids along to Universal Orlando Resort and World of Disney. Madame Tussauds Orlando and Museum Of Illusions Orlando are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Fun Spot America, see the sky in a new way at Orlando Science Center, get curious at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Orlando online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tampa to Orlando in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in October, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Fort Walton Beach.
Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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Fort Walton Beach — 2 nights

Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Pensacola Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Navarre Beach. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Okaloosa Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at Henderson Beach State Park, and then see majestic marine mammals with Southern Star Dolphin Cruise.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort Walton Beach day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Fort Walton Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Orlando in October, with highs in Fort Walton Beach at 80°F and lows at 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature
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Florida travel guide

Disney Parks & Activities · Theme Parks · Beaches
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.