12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

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12 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
1
Marco Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Key Largo
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  9​h
End: Salt Lake City

2
nights
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. Get in touch with nature at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Parasailing & Paragliding. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Winterberry Park. Change things up with a short trip to Speed Boats Tours in Everglades City (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, look for all kinds of wild species at Otter Mound Preserve, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Marco Island day trip planner.

Salt Lake City to Marco Island is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marco Island when traveling from Salt Lake City in June, with lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, explore the galleries of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Key West travel site .

Ride a ferry from Marco Island to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Audubon House & Tropical Gardens ©
Audubon House & Tropical Gardens

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Scuba & Snorkeling. Kids will enjoy Dolphin Research Center and Crane Point Museum & Nature Center. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, take a memorable tour with Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip itinerary planning site .

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Marathon sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Scuba & Snorkeling
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Key Largo Chamber of Commerce and Florida Keys Visitor Center, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then identify plant and animal life at Molasses Reef, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Key Largo trip planner .

You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Molasses Reef ©
Molasses Reef
Parasailing & Paragliding

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