Itinerary for a road trip down the east beaches of Florida

Here’s a complete itinerary for a road trip down the east beaches of Florida, with tips on how to make an ideal trip. Many tourists have chosen to discover Florida beaches in addition to Orlando and Miami, discovering the best of the sun state. Check here for tips, itineraries and how to get to know the most beautiful beaches in east Florida.

East beaches of Florida

After reading this article, check out our tips about how to save a lot of money on your trip to Orlando and how to save a lot of money on your trip to Miami. They are the most accessed articles on our blog and will help you with all the trip planning. There are several unmissable tips that will save you A LOT of cash and set up your entire trip to Orlando or Miami.

The best route along the east beaches of Florida

The east coast of Florida is full of beautiful beaches, but let’s mention here the most famous or the ones we like the most. With a car, you can travel the entire coast very easily, stopping from time to time to visit the chosen cities. Starting a north-south itinerary on the east coast of Florida, we recommend that you go from Daytona Beach to the Keys Islands. Between Daytona and the last of the Keys Islands, which is Key West, it is about 670 km (which, straight away, would be around 8h). But with a car and a itinerary in hand, the idea is to stop in the cities, getting to know them more deeply and sleeping in some of them.

Fort Lauderdale beach: east beaches of Florida

In which east beaches should I stop at?

The beach-to-beach route we recommend starts in Daytona Beach, which has delightful beaches and a very famous car racing track. The city is the choice of many tourists who are in Orlando and want to visit a nearby beach. Other tourists end up going to Cocoa Beach, which is the second stop on our itinerary and has white sand and warm blue waters. After these two beaches, following the east coast of Florida, the tourist will find a succession of beaches. It’s worth stopping, even if quickly, on the ones you find most interesting, especially Vero Beach and West Palm Beach.

After a few hours on the road, you will reach Boca Raton, which is an hour away from Miami. Boca Raton also has good beaches, in the style of Cocoa Beach, with clear blue sea. After it, there is the trio of most visited cities in Florida to enjoy incredible beaches: Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood and Miami Beach. The three have a very similar climate, with long promenades, white sand strips and a clear and warm sea. Of the three, in our opinion, Hollywood ends up having the best beach. But all three cities are worth exploring, as Fort Lauderdale also has a welcoming lifestyle and Miami is hip, full of shopping and tourists.

Map itinerary trough Florida East Coast Beaches

Finally, you can choose whether or not to go to the Keys Islands, which are actually called the Florida Keys. There are at least ten islands with wonderful beaches, which take the sea from the Gulf of Mexico and are close to the Bahamas. They are incredible, ideal for a really relaxing trip, and they are all connected by a huge road (which goes over the sea and promises one of the most beautiful views in the world). We highly recommend that you stop at the islands Islamorada, Key Largo, Big Pine and the famous Key West, among others mentioned in the article Florida Keys: travel guide.

Key West beach:  East beaches of Florida

Florida east beaches travel tips

Without a doubt, the best way to visit Florida’s east coast beaches is with a car. Car rental companies in Florida have great prices, the roads are very good to drive, and tolls are not expensive (you can see more about them in our article Sunpass, tolls and express lanes in Miami and Orlando. And, if you want, for a few dollars more you can get a more luxury car, and have the experience of driving it on a trip along the Florida highways. See below how to rent your car in the most economical way possible:

Road trip by East beaches of Florida with a car

Tips to make the most of your trip to Florida

Florida parks, beaches and outlets are very far apart, which is why the tourists always choose to rent a car there. With a car, you will be able to enjoy your trip even more, visiting everywhere and shopping with peace of mind. If you want, see our article how to find cheap car rentals in USA, where we give you all the information that you need to know about this subject, with tips about how to find unique prices using comparators. It ‘s much cheaper than people think, and it is worth it – you can even explore near cities by car!

Rent a car in Florida

How can I use my phone in Orlando and Miami?

Being able to use your cell phone on your trip is something extremely useful. With it working, you can search about all the spots, access the discount coupons and park apps, check the weather and even use the GPS, saving the rent of this equipment for the car. Besides, of course, being connected to the various social networks!

Using your phone in Florida

We have selected the best tips about how to use your phone in USA, where we indicate the cheapest way to use it all day long and anywhere in the entire country. With the mobile internet, you can search everything about the itinerary for a road trip down the east beaches of Florida!

Don’t forget about the Travel Insurance!

A very important tip is to have an International Travel Insurance before traveling to Florida. No one should travel without it, so you can avoid major problems abroad! It ends up being cheaper than people think, and in our article of International Travel Insurance for USA you check everything you need to know about it: which are the best insurance companies, and tips for hiring excellent coverage for a lower price, saving a lot.

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