17 days in Florida Itinerary

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Orlando
— 5 nights
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Merritt Island
— 1 night
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Key Largo
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Panama City Beach
— 1 night
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Fort Walton Beach
— 4 nights
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Orlando — 5 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Have a day of magic on the 11th (Tue) at Magic Kingdom Park. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, make a splash at Discovery Cove, admire the masterpieces at Museum Of Illusions Orlando, and make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando trip maker.

Newark to Orlando is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Merritt Island.
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Merritt Island — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then get curious at Space Shuttle Atlantis, and then engage your brain at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Merritt Island road trip planning tool.

Drive from Orlando to Merritt Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. July in Merritt Island sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Key Largo.
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Childrens Museums · Museums · Tours
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Key Largo — 2 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.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove, immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, and then step aboard USCG Duane. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stop by Florida Keys Key Lime Products, and finally identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Key Largo tour itinerary maker.

Fly from Merritt Island to Key Largo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. July in Key Largo sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Key West.
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Key West — 3 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. Explore Key West's surroundings by going to Big Pine Key (National Key Deer Refuge & Bahia Honda State Park). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Art On Duval Key West.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Key West, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Panama City Beach.
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Panama City Beach — 1 night

World's Most Beautiful Beaches

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
On the 22nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Panama City Beach, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Panama City Beach holiday planning app.

Getting from Key West to Panama City Beach by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Panama City Beach when traveling from Key West in July, with lows around 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Fort Walton Beach.
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Fort Walton Beach — 4 nights

Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Family-friendly places like Huntress Charter Fishing and Navarre Beach will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Walton Beach: Santa Rosa Beach (in Santa Rosa Beach), Pensacola (Gulf Islands, Room Escape Games, &more) and Pensacola Beach (Gulf Islands National Seashore & Innerlight Surf Shop). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Henderson Beach State Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Le NailSpa, and walk around Destin Dog Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Walton Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Panama City Beach to Fort Walton Beach in 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Panama City Beach to Fort Walton Beach due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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Florida travel guide

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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.
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