10 days in Florida Itinerary

10 days in Florida Itinerary

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10 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
4
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Miami
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Key West

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 21st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and then take in the exciting artwork at Collections Key West. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and then tour the water at your own pace with Fun In The Sun Key West.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Key West trip tool .

Newark to Key West is an approximately 6-hour flight. In December, Key West is much warmer than Newark - with highs of 79°F and lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

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

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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, then identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, and then take in the exciting artwork at Artists in Paradise Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Big Pine Key trip itinerary site .

You can take a bus from Key West to Big Pine Key in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Big Pine Key, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Artists in Paradise Gallery ©
Artists in Paradise Gallery

2
nights
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 25th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Pigeon Key Foundation, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Marathon Garden Club. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then tour the water at your own pace with Robbie's of Islamorada, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon day trip planning site .

Marathon is very close to Big Pine Key. In December, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation
Robbie's of Islamorada ©
Robbie's of Islamorada
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

1
night
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 27th (Thu): explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Key Largo day trip planning tool .

Drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Marathon in December since evenings lows in Key Largo dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Adventure
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Shark Diving

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Shark Valley and Mahogany Hammock. Visiting Anhinga Trail and Pineland Trail will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Miami: Everglades National Park (Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail & Gumbo Limbo Trail). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Miami sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Miami takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Miami sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Everglades National Park
Highlights from your plan
Gumbo Limbo Trail ©
Gumbo Limbo Trail
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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