5 days in Florida Itinerary

5 days in Florida Itinerary

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5 days in Florida Itinerary

Houston
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
Islamorada
— Few hours
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
Houston

1
day
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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Marco Island trip app .

Houston to Marco Island is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Marco Island is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Houston in December, with highs in Marco Island at 80°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding
Speed Boats Tours

2
days
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church. Here are some ideas for day two: immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marathon trip itinerary website .

Drive from Marco Island to Marathon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Marco Island in December since evenings lows in Marathon dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

1
day
Islamorada

Islamorada
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 30th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and then tour the water at your own pace with Robbie's of Islamorada.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Islamorada trip maker .

You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
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