10 days in Florida Itinerary

10 days in Florida Itinerary

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10 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Des Moines
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Des Moines

1
night
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): choose your vessel at Tarpon Bay Explorers.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sanibel Island journey planner.

Des Moines to Sanibel 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. Traveling from Des Moines to Sanibel Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Des Moines in February: high temperatures in Sanibel Island hover around 79°F and lows are around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Captiva Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach
Tarpon Bay Explorers ©
Tarpon Bay Explorers

2
nights
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. On the 13th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Marco Island Center for the Arts, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at South Marco Beach, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

Plan my day in Marco Island using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Sanibel Island to Marco Island in 1.5 hours. February in Marco Island sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
South Marco Beach ©
South Marco Beach

2
nights
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 15th (Fri), shop like a local with Old Road Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Takedown Charters, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Islamorada tour itinerary builder website .

Drive from Marco Island to Islamorada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Islamorada when traveling from Marco Island in February, with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Marathon trip maker .

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Marathon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Marathon sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Key West road trip planner .

Take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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