5 days in Florida Itinerary

5 days in Florida Itinerary

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5 days in Florida Itinerary

Houston
Fly + taxi:  4​h
Destin
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h
Orlando
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
Houston

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Destin

With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations.
On the 25th (Wed), race across the water with a speed boat tour and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Destin travel itinerary planner.

Houston to Destin is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Houston in July: highs in Destin hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Destin

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 26th (Thu), get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando day trip website .

Drive from Destin to Orlando in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In July in Orlando, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Orlando

#Theme Parks
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort

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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 27th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, shop like a local with Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marathon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Marathon takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Orlando in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 81°F in Marathon. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
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Fishing Charters & Tours
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planner .

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Key West are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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