8 days in Florida Itinerary

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Fly
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Jacksonville
— 1 day
Drive
2
St. Augustine
— 1 night
Drive
3
Ocala
— 1 night
Drive
4
Orlando
— 1 night
Drive
5
Tampa
— 1 night
Fly to Key West, Bus to Marathon
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Marathon
— 1 night
Drive
7
Miami
— 1 night
Fly
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Pensacola Beach
— 1 night
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Jacksonville — 1 day

The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stroll through Atlantic Beach and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Jacksonville trip planner.

Lafayette to Jacksonville is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lafayette to Jacksonville is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Jacksonville can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to St. Augustine.
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St. Augustine — 1 night

St. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): deepen your understanding at Flagler College, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, then stroll through St. Augustine Beach, and finally take an in-depth tour of St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine route planner.

Drive from Jacksonville to St. Augustine in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in St. Augustine, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ocala.
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Ocala — 1 night

Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. On the 29th (Wed), get a taste of life in the country at Gypsy Gold Horse Farm, see the interesting displays at Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, and then stroll around Sholom Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ocala trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from St. Augustine to Ocala in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Ocala are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Orlando.
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Orlando — 1 night

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.
On the 30th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, get in on the family fun at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, and then get in on the family fun at SeaWorld.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planner.

You can drive from Ocala to Orlando in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June in Orlando, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampa.
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Tampa — 1 night

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 1st (Fri), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then take an in-depth tour of Henry B. Plant Museum, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tampa journey planning website.

You can drive from Orlando to Tampa in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Tampa can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Marathon.
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Marathon — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon journey builder.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Tampa to Marathon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Miami.
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Miami — 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the majestic nature at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and finally take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Miami trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Miami takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July in Miami, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can fly to Pensacola Beach.
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Pensacola Beach — 1 night

Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Chase-N-Fins and then kick back and relax at Gulf Islands National Seashore.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pensacola Beach day trip planning site.

Getting from Miami to Pensacola Beach by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Miami to Pensacola Beach. In July, daily temperatures in Pensacola Beach can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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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