30 days in Florida Itinerary

30 days in Florida Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Key West
— 5 nights
Ferry:  3 h
2
Naples
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Sarasota
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Tampa
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
St. Augustine
— 9 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Newark

5
nights
Key West

Key West ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dry Tortugas National Park and Saint Mary Star of the Sea. Appreciate the collections at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key West: Dolphin Research Center (in Grassy Key), Seven Mile Bridge (in Marathon) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, go for a walk through Key West Garden Club, and examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West day trip planner.

Newark to Key West is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Newark in April, you will find days in Key West are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are much hotter (74°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Naples.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Marathon, Bahia Honda State Park
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Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Fishing Charters & Tours

5
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Corkscrew Swamp and Barefoot Beach Preserve. Get outdoors at Lovers Key State Park and Majestic Golf Club. Venture out of the city with trips to Shipwreck Treasures Store (in Fort Myers Beach), In The Garden (in Sanibel Island) and Fort Myers (Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Butterfly Estates, &more).

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Naples trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Key West to Naples in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Naples, with lows of 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Naples

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, Barefoot Beach Preserve, In The Garden
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Corkscrew Swamp ©
Corkscrew Swamp
Barefoot Beach Preserve ©
Barefoot Beach Preserve
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

5
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Get in touch with nature at Myakka River State Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Stump Pass Beach State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Sarasota: Punta Gorda Pathways (in Punta Gorda), Englewood Area Historical Museum (in Englewood) and Nokomis Beach (in Nokomis). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Venice Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Robinson Nature Preserve, and putt your heart out at Evie's Family Golf Center.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sarasota day trip tool.

Getting from Naples to Sarasota by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tampa.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Punta Gorda, Englewood, Venice, Bradenton Beach, Bean Point
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 16:
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Stump Pass Beach State Park ©
Stump Pass Beach State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach

5
nights
Tampa

Tampa ©
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.
The Florida Aquarium has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Circle B Bar Reserve and Parasailing & Paragliding. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Redington Shores Beach Access and Sunset Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Anclote River Park (in Holiday), Lakeland (Lake Morton & Lake Hollingsworth) and Seaside Seabird Sanctuary (in Indian Shores). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Courtney Campbell Trail, pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, visit Hyde Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cigar City Brewing.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tampa trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Sarasota to Tampa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Tampa are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lakeland, Parasailing & Paragliding, Anclote River Park, Redington Shores Beach Access, Sunset Beach
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Circle B Bar Reserve ©
Circle B Bar Reserve
Parasailing & Paragliding
Seaside Seabird Sanctuary ©
Seaside Seabird Sanctuary

9
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
St. You'll get in some beach time at Beach at Daytona Beach and St. Augustine Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting St. Augustine side-trips: Fort Clinch State Park (in Fernandina Beach), Jacksonville Beach (in Jacksonville Beach) and Little Talbot Island State Park (in Jacksonville). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Butterfly Rainforest, contemplate the waterfront views at Silver Springs State Park, contemplate the long history of Fort Matanzas National Monument, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Point Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Tampa to St. Augustine in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, St. Augustine is slightly colder than Tampa - with highs of 78°F and lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Ponce Inlet, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Jumperz Fun Center, Ormond Beach
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 30:
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Jacksonville Beach ©
Jacksonville Beach
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Vilano Beach ©
Vilano Beach

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