16 days in Florida Itinerary

16 days in Florida Itinerary

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16 days in Florida Itinerary

London
Fly + shuttle:  13​h 45​min
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
bus + tram + Fly:  11​h 45​min
London

2
days
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Florida Keys History & Discovery Center, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take in the exciting artwork at Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery, and finally get interesting insight from Robbie's of Islamorada. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Ocean Gardens, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, view the masterpieces at Old Road Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Islamorada itinerary builder.

London, UK to Islamorada is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from London to Islamorada, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Islamorada at 31°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
History of Diving Museum

2
days
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Sunset Park Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Marathon itinerary planner.

Drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sunset Park Beach, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Sombrero Beach
Dolphin Research Center
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
days
Key West

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Get some historical perspective at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Key West Garden Club. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, shop like a local with Alan S Maltz Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Key West vacation builder.

Drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
days
Sanibel Island

On the 25th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and then stroll through Fort Myers Beach. On your second day here, pick up some local products at Sanibel Island Farmer's Market, visit a coastal fixture at Sanibel Island Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Captiva Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sanibel Island vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Key West to Sanibel Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Key West in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sanibel Island, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Captiva Beach, Fort Myers Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort Myers Beach
Captiva Beach

3
days
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. Visit Barefoot Beach Preserve and Lowdermilk Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Tigertail Beach and Fifth Avenue South. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at South Marco Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Marco Island sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Sanibel Island to Marco Island in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Marco Island can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Naples, Barefoot Beach Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Tigertail Beach
Barefoot Beach Preserve

2
days
Miami Beach

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): wander the streets of Espanola Way, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hollywood Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Lincoln Road, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, explore the world behind art at Wynwood Walls, then browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, and finally take a stroll through Collins Avenue.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Miami Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, tram, and bus. In March, daytime highs in Miami Beach are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Sightseeing Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami, Aventura Mall, Hollywood Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District
Hollywood Beach

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