6 days in Florida Itinerary

6 days in Florida Itinerary

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6 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Richmond
+2
Fly + bus + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
2
Key West
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
3
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Marathon
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Richmond

2
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): look for gifts at Bailey's General Store.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sanibel Island attractions planner .

Richmond to Sanibel Island is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. In April, Sanibel Island is a bit warmer than Richmond - with highs of 87°F and lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Fort Myers Beach
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Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach
Sanibel Island Farmer's Market ©
Sanibel Island Farmer's Market

1
night
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 3rd (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): get curious at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Key West driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sanibel Island to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or drive. While traveling from Sanibel Island, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Key West, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

#Tours, #Adventure, #Outdoors
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Spas & Wellness
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center ©
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

1
night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. On the 5th (Thu), stroll through Calusa Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Big Pine Key trip planner .

Drive from Key West to Big Pine Key in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Big Pine Key, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 73°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 6th (Fri), take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip planner .

Marathon is just a stone's throw from Big Pine Key. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in April, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches
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Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Seven Mile Bridge ©
Seven Mile Bridge
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

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