21 days in Florida & New Orleans Itinerary

21 days in Florida & New Orleans Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Orlando
— 5 nights
Drive
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Merritt Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive
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Key West
— 4 nights
Fly
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Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Fort Walton Beach
— 3 nights
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New Orleans
— 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 Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 4th (Wed) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld, make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, stop by M&M'S World Orlando, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Orlando road trip planning website.

Memmingen, Germany to Orlando is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. When traveling from Memmingen in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Orlando: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Merritt Island.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:

Merritt Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Parker Brothers Concepts, examine the collection at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, then get curious at Space Shuttle Atlantis, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Merritt Island online travel route planner.

You can drive from Orlando to Merritt Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Merritt Island

Museums · Childrens Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

Key Largo

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Old Road Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Key Largo trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Merritt Island to Key Largo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In August in Key Largo, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Key West

— 4 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.
Family-friendly places like The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Key West side-trips: Big Pine Key (National Key Deer Refuge & Bahia Honda State Park). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, meet the residents at Key West Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Key West vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

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 13th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at St. Andrews State Park, then get up close to creatures of the deep with Panama City Beach Dolphin Tours & More, and then kick back and relax at Panama City Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Panama City Beach online journey planner.

You can fly from Key West to Panama City Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Key West in August since evenings lows in Panama City Beach dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Fort Walton Beach.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Fort Walton Beach

— 3 nights
Fort Walton Beach is a city in southern Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. Kids will appreciate attractions like Huntress Charter Fishing and Gulf Islands National Seashore. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Walton Beach: Santa Rosa Beach (in Santa Rosa Beach), Navarre (Fly The Boat & Island Style) and Beach Sand Sculptures (in Seaside). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Navarre Beach and learn about all things military at National Naval Aviation Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fort Walton Beach trip planner.

You can drive from Panama City Beach to Fort Walton Beach in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Panama City Beach to Fort Walton Beach, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Fort Walton Beach, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to New Orleans.

Things to do in Fort Walton Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 16:

New Orleans

— 4 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The National WWII Museum and Louisiana Children's Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District, don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and examine the collection at Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our New Orleans online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Fort Walton Beach to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fort Walton Beach in August: highs in New Orleans hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 20:

Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
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.