10 days in Florida & Cayce Itinerary

10 days in Florida & Cayce Itinerary

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10 days in Florida & Cayce Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
1
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Siesta Key
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Clearwater
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Amelia Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Cayce
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
End: Columbia

2
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Tower Gallery, and then stroll through Bowman's Beach. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Sanibel Island Farmer's Market, then admire all the interesting features of Sanibel Causeway, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sanibel Island online trip itinerary maker .

Columbia to Sanibel Island is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Sanibel Island are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): kick back and relax at Crescent Beach, then walk around Siesta Beach, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Turtle Beach, stop by Silver City Sarasota, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Siesta Key online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Sanibel Island to Siesta Key takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Siesta Key, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 76°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Clearwater.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Sarasota
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Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): take in the waterfront at Pier 60, kick back and relax at Clearwater Beach, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, then stroll through Saint Pete Beach, and then meet the residents at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Clearwater online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Siesta Key to Clearwater in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In July in Clearwater, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Amelia Island.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Parasailing & Paragliding, Saint Pete Beach
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Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Clearwater Marine Aquarium ©
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Pier 60 ©
Pier 60

1
night
Amelia Island

Amelia Island ©
The southernmost Sea Island off the coast of Florida, Amelia Island takes its name from Princess Amelia of England.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): immerse yourself in nature at Fort Clinch State Park, contemplate the long history of Fernandina Beach, and then sample the fine beverages at Marlin & Barrel Distillery.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amelia Island trip planner .

You can drive from Clearwater to Amelia Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cayce.

Things to do in Amelia Island

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Fernandina Beach ©
Fernandina Beach
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park
Marlin & Barrel Distillery ©
Marlin & Barrel Distillery

2
nights
Cayce

Cayce is a city in Lexington and Richland counties in the U.S. You've now added Cayce Riverwalk to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then stroll through Cayce Riverwalk.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cayce trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Amelia Island to Cayce. In July, daily temperatures in Cayce can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cayce

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Columbia
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Room Escape Games
Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden ©
Tunnel Vision Mural ©
Tunnel Vision Mural

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