Your visit honors our peculiar state.
I live in Sarasota, on Florida's west coast about half way between Fort Myers and Tampa. If you elect to travel along this coast, you will probably choose between the dullness of Interstate Highway 75 and the endless urban blight of U.S. Highway 41, also known as the Tamiami Trail (because it linked Tampa to Miami when it was built).
You may learn more about our state by taking an old highway that goes through the middle of the state, such as U.S. 27. I hope other Floridians give their opinions about this suggestion.
The further north you go in Florida, the more Florida resembles a southern state!
I hope that I can ride part of the way with you! This June I rode 6300 miles across the western parts of Canada and the U.S.A., and I would often have appreciated some company on the road.
Good luck and happy travels!