10 days in Florida Itinerary

10 days in Florida Itinerary

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10 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + shuttle:  9​h 30​min
1
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
4
Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Key Largo travel itinerary planner .

San Francisco to Key Largo is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Key Largo: highs are around 89°F and lows about 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Islamorada
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then get all the information you need at Pigeon Key Foundation, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Marathon, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 81°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

2
nights
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.
On the 20th (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the next day, shop like a local with Alan S. Maltz Gallery, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Key West tour planner.

Getting from Marathon to Key West by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daytime highs in Key West are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
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 22nd (Mon): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Marco Island trip planner.

Getting from Key West to Marco Island by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Marco Island when traveling from Key West in July, with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Universal Orlando Resort and Epcot. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld Orlando, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks, and have some family-friendly fun at 7D Dark Ride Adventure.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando tour builder .

Drive from Marco Island to Orlando in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Epcot ©
Epcot

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