8 days in Ithaca & Florida Itinerary

8 days in Ithaca & Florida Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Ithaca
— 2 nights
2
Daytona Beach
— 1 day
3
Marco Island
— 1 day
4
Marathon
— 1 night
5
Panama City Beach
— 1 night

2
nights
Ithaca

Ithaca ©
Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. Step out of the city life by going to Robert Treman State Park and Taughannock Falls State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Buttermilk Falls State Park and Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ithaca: Seneca Lake Wine Trail (in Watkins Glen), Two Goats Brewing (in Burdett) and Champlin Beach Park (in Hammondsport). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Three Brothers Wineries and Estates and relax in the rural setting at Lively Run Dairy.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ithaca trip planner.

Syracuse to Ithaca is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Ithaca

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Seneca Lake Wine Trail, Two Goats Brewing, Taughannock Falls State Park, Three Brothers Wineries and Estates, Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
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Seneca Lake Wine Trail ©
Seneca Lake Wine Trail
Taughannock Falls State Park ©
Taughannock Falls State Park

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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, stroll through Ormond Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach at Daytona Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Daytona Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ithaca to Daytona Beach takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, Daytona Beach is a bit warmer than Ithaca - with highs of °F and lows of °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

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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 ©
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

1
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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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Marco Island travel website.

Drive from Daytona Beach to Marco Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Marco Island, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Marco Island

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, thenidentify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Marathon route planner.

Drive from Marco Island to Marathon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Marathon, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Marathon

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

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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, thenfulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pier Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through St. Andrews State Park and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Panama City Beach road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Marathon to Panama City Beach takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marathon in August, expect little chillier with lows of °F in Panama City Beach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to 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
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park

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