11 days in Florida Itinerary

11 days in Florida Itinerary

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11 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h
1
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Islamorada
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
St. Augustine
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
5
Daytona Beach
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: New York City

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 6th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House and then learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Key West planner .

New York City to Key West is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in November, things will get much warmer in Key West: highs are around 81°F and lows about 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea

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 9th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Marathon visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Marathon sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

2
nights
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 11th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Islamorada trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Islamorada takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 13th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Lightner Museum, kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, and then examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Vilano Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the St. Augustine vacation planning app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Islamorada to St. Augustine takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Islamorada in November, with highs in St. Augustine at 73°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Vilano Beach ©
Vilano Beach

2
nights
Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, learn about all things military at Veterans Museum & Education Center, then stop by Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory, and finally steep yourself in history at Stetson Mansion. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Ormond Beach and then kick back and relax at Beach at Daytona Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Daytona Beach road trip planner .

You can take a bus from St. Augustine to Daytona Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Ormond Beach
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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion

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