11 days in Florida Itinerary

11 days in Florida Itinerary

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11 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 45​min
1
Marathon
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Guatemala City

1
day
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 21st (Fri): kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Marathon trip itinerary site .

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Marathon is an approximately 8-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Guatemala City to Marathon due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Guatemala City in June; daily highs in Marathon reach 38°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding 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, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then shop like a local with Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Key West trip planner .

Getting from Marathon to Key West by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, daytime highs in Key West are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
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 24th (Mon), get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Marco Island travel route planner .

Traveling by ferry from Key West to Marco Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Key West in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Marco Island, with lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Marco Island

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic, and try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Orlando online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Orlando takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Lincoln Road, kick back and relax at South Beach, then admire the striking features of Art Deco Historic District, and finally enjoy some diversion at Lock & Load Miami. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Fort Lauderdale, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Miami trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Miami takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Fun & Games Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami Beach, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Fort Lauderdale
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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