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Florida - where to start?????

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Florida - where to start?????

We booked flights to Sanford Airport for the beginning of June! Yay! 2 weeks in Florida, our first time.

We booked these flights because they were cheap cheap cheap, not because we have an overwhelming urge to go to orlando, we are happy to drive anywhere (8 hours drive wouldn't be unreasonable).

So now what do we do?

Where do we go?

Thinking of maybe a week in Anna Maria, but what to do for the other week.

We are early 30s, like exploring, walking, live music, going for drinks and dinner. Want to combine some lazing on the beach with some proper exploring.

Any advice or recommended itineraries?

Thanks in advance, quite giddy with excitement but directionless at the moment.

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1. Re: Florida - where to start?????

How about a week in Anna Maria, followed by a drive to the keys, stopping off in Shark valley for an everglades experience. Stay the night in Homestead or Key Largo, then on to Key west for 4-5 nights. Then drive back up to Orlando for the flight home, stopping in ft Lauderdale?

If you dont' want the keys, spend your second week on Sanibel?

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2. Re: Florida - where to start?????

Oooh, that sounds interesting. What kind of drive would you be looking at to get down to the keys?

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3. Re: Florida - where to start?????

The 'keys' is a very long stretch so can;t answer. We also don't know where you will want to stop and for how long- so add that on. But google maps can tell you. pick your strating point then choose directions and input the second place.

It will calculate the driving time and distance for you. I would think from AMI to Homestead would be a good 4 hours of driving if not more.

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