12 days in Florida Itinerary

12 days in Florida Itinerary

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12 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Milwaukee
Fly + Bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Fort Myers
— 3 nights
Bus + Taxi:  1​h
2
Marco Island
— 5 nights
Ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  6​h 45​min
End: Milwaukee

3
nights
Fort Myers

Fort Myers ©
Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fort Myers River District, Lovers Key State Park and Bowman's Beach. Go for a jaunt from Fort Myers to Fort Myers Beach to see Fort Myers Beach about 36 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Myers online trip itinerary maker .

Milwaukee to Fort Myers is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Milwaukee to Fort Myers, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Milwaukee in May; daily highs in Fort Myers reach 90°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Marco Island.

Things to do in Fort Myers

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Bowman's Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Lovers Key State Park ©
Lovers Key State Park

5
nights
Marco Island

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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Capt. Ron's Awesome Everglades Adventures as well as South Marco Beach. It doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tigertail Beach.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Fort Myers to Marco Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tigertail Beach ©
Tigertail Beach
South Marco Beach ©
South Marco Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Fort Zachary Taylor, Bobby's Monkey Bar, Bourbon Street Pub, and other attractions. There's more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Key West road trip planner .

Getting from Marco Island to Key West by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Marco Island in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 77°F in Key West. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Green Parrot Bar ©
Green Parrot Bar

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