10 days in Virginia, Florida Keys & Nashville Itinerary

10 days in Virginia, Florida Keys & Nashville Itinerary

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10 days in Virginia, Florida Keys & Nashville Itinerary

Start: Detroit
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Williamsburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Arlington
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Marathon
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Key Largo
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  6​h
6
Nashville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Williamsburg

Williamsburg ©
Founded in 1632 as a fortified settlement on the high ground between two rivers, Williamsburg served as a colonial capital of Virginia for over 80 years.
On the 7th (Mon), stop by Yankee Candle Company.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Williamsburg day trip planning website .

Detroit to Williamsburg is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in May, with highs in Williamsburg at 82°F and lows at 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Arlington.

Things to do in Williamsburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Yorktown Market Days
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Colonial Williamsburg ©
Colonial Williamsburg
Historic Jamestowne ©
Historic Jamestowne
Yankee Candle Company ©
Yankee Candle Company

1
night
Arlington

Arlington ©
Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., the county of Arlington blends big city and sprawling suburban environments.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Tomb of the Unknowns and then stroll the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Arlington day trip planning tool .

Drive from Williamsburg to Arlington in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and subway; or do a combination of train and subway. May in Arlington sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Arlington

Historic Sites
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The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier ©
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery ©
Arlington National Cemetery

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Zachary Taylor and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Truman Little White House will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, stroll through Mallory Square, hunt for treasures at Sunset Celebration, and stop by De La Gallery.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Key West itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Arlington to Key West takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, Key West is a bit warmer than Arlington - with highs of 85°F and lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

few
hours
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 13th (Sun): kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Marathon trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

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.
To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Key Largo day trip planning app .

Getting from Marathon to Key Largo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Marathon in May since evenings lows in Key Largo dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Islamorada Brewery & Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Scooby's Popcorn ©
Scooby's Popcorn

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
On the 15th (Tue), stop by Hatch Show Print, examine the collection at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Lotz House Museum, and finally stop by Antique Archaeology. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Gruhn Guitars, then see a show at Grand Ole Opry, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Opry Mills.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Nashville tour itinerary website .

Getting from Key Largo to Nashville by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Key Largo in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Nashville, with lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nashville

Shopping Museums Nightlife

Side Trip

Lotz House Museum
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Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Grand Ole Opry ©
Grand Ole Opry

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