Hello, we are looking to be in Florida for 14 days in Sept, flying in and out of Orlando. However we are really keen to do some exploring whilst there and not simply spend the whole time in Orlando. Hoping for some advice about the itinerary please!
The stumbling blocks are that there are two items on our to-do list which have basically no flexibility with dates - Gainesville for football on either 9th or 16th Sept (Saturdays) and the Sally Corps tour in Jacksonville which only run on Tues and Thurs. I was thinking something along the lines of Orlando - Daytona Beach - St Augustine (stay overnight Wed) - Jacksonville (overnight Thurs) - possibly Brunswick (overnight Sat) - Gainesville (overnight Sat) - Orlando Sun am. Would be flying home on 18th. Totally flexible and very open to suggestions about where to go/where not to waste time visiting. Would want to leave somewhere in region of 7-10 days for Orlando.
Bit of background - not fussed for spending time on beaches, would rather see unique things eg local history and love just taking in typical towns and villages for each state. Bourbon/rye distilleries and microbreweries for beer suggestions welcome too!