11 days in Southeast Florida Itinerary

11 days in Southeast Florida Itinerary

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11 days in Southeast Florida Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Calgary

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.
Bring the kids along to Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Fort Zachary Taylor. Get in touch with nature at Parasailing & Paragliding and Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, don't miss a visit to Florida Keys Historical Military Memorial, take in the waterfront at Mallory Square, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

Before you visit Key West, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Calgary, Canada to Key West is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Calgary to Key West, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in August, you will find days in Key West are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are much warmer (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Fishing Charters & Tours

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 13th (Tue): stroll through Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon online attractions planner .

Getting from Key West to Marathon by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge

2
nights
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.
On the 15th (Thu), see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Key Largo attractions planner .

Getting from Marathon to Key Largo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Key Largo are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and then kick back and relax at Hollywood Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Fort Lauderdale Beach and then learn about all things military at Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read Fort Lauderdale online travel planner .

You can drive from Key Largo to Fort Lauderdale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Hollywood Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach

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