11 days in Florida Itinerary

11 days in Florida Itinerary

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11 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
1
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
2
Islamorada
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
5
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Flagler College. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at The Lightner Museum, examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, and then make a trip to St. George Street.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read St. Augustine day trip site .

Washington DC to St. Augustine is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in April: high temperatures in St. Augustine hover around 78°F and lows are around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Islamorada.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Lightner Museum ©
Lightner Museum
Memorial Presbyterian Church ©
Memorial Presbyterian Church
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

1
day
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get a taste of the local shopping with Old Road Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then take in the exciting artwork at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Islamorada travel route builder website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from St. Augustine to Islamorada in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from St. Augustine in April: high temperatures in Islamorada hover around 86°F and lows are around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
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Old Road Gallery ©
Old Road Gallery
Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery ©
Michelle Nicole Lowe Art 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.
On the 1st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Marathon itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Marathon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Marathon are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

4
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.
Visit Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and St. Paul's Episcopal Church for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, look for gifts at Isle Cook Key West, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Key West tour planning website .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. May in Key West sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea
St. Paul's Episcopal Church ©
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

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 7th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Sanibel Historical Museum and Village, then examine the collection at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, and then kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sanibel Island trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Key West to Sanibel Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Traveling from Key West in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Sanibel Island, with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Museums Beaches Parks
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Sanibel Historical Museum and Village ©
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

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