8 days in Ithaca & Florida Itinerary

8 days in Ithaca & Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Ithaca & Florida Itinerary

Start: Syracuse
bus + taxi:  1​h 15​min
1
Ithaca
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Daytona Beach
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Marco Island
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
4
Marathon
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Panama City Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Syracuse

2
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Explore hidden gems such as Seneca Lake Wine Trail and Buttermilk Falls State Park. Get outdoors at Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park and Taughannock Falls State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ithaca: Three Brothers Wineries and Estates (in Geneva), Two Goats Brewing (in Burdett) and Champlin Beach Park (in Hammondsport). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at Robert Treman State Park and explore and take pictures at Lively Run Dairy.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ithaca travel route tool .

Syracuse to Ithaca is an approximately 1.5-hour combination of bus and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. August in Ithaca sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Taughannock Falls State Park, Two Goats Brewing, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park, Lively Run Dairy, Seneca Lake Wine Trail
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Seneca Lake Wine Trail ©
Seneca Lake Wine Trail
Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park

1
day
Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
On the 19th (Mon), enjoy the sea views from Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, kick back and relax at Ormond Beach, and then stroll through Beach at Daytona Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Daytona Beach trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Ithaca to Daytona Beach in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ithaca in August, with highs in Daytona Beach at 91°F and lows at 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Ormond Beach, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
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Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©

1
day
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. On the 20th (Tue), zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marco Island trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Daytona Beach to Marco Island in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In August in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 21st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon trip app .

You can drive from Marco Island to Marathon in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. August in Marathon sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

1
night
Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach ©
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 (Thu), learn about winemaking at Panama City Beach Winery, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at St. Andrews State Park and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Panama City Beach travel route builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Marathon to Panama City Beach takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Panama City Beach when traveling from Marathon in August, with lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Panama City Beach Winery ©
Panama City Beach Winery
Swim with Dolphins
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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