12 days in United States Itinerary

12 days in United States Itinerary

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12 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Atlantic City
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Fort Lauderdale
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Key West
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Fort Lauderdale
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
End: Atlantic City

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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.
To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Lauderdale vacation planner .

Atlantic City to Fort Lauderdale is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Atlantic City in December, things will get much warmer in Fort Lauderdale: highs are around 80°F and lows about 68°F. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Islamorada.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alligator Reef Light House as well as Robbie's of Islamorada. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Florida Keys Visitor Center. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with Robbie's of Islamorada, identify plant and animal life at Alligator Reef Light House, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Islamorada trip planner .

You can drive from Fort Lauderdale to Islamorada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Islamorada are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Key West.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Outdoors Transportation

Side Trip

Florida Keys Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
Alligator Reef Light House ©
Alligator Reef Light House

4
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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 Linda D Sportfishing, Jala Spa, The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and other attractions. Step out of the city life by going to Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Smathers Beach. Visit Key West Garden Club and West Martello Tower for their historical value. It doesn't end there: stroll through Fort Zachary Taylor.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Key West trip app .

You can take a bus from Islamorada to Key West in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Linda D Sportfishing ©
Linda D Sportfishing

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Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 29th (Sun), stroll through Sombrero Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Park Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Sombrero Reef.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marathon vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sunset Park Beach, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Sunset Park Beach ©
Sunset Park Beach
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

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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 1st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Key Largo Baptist Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the gorgeous colors at Grecian Rocks and then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Key Largo visit planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in January, expect little chillier with lows of 61°F in Key Largo. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Grecian Rocks ©
Grecian Rocks

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Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale
To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Lauderdale trip planning website .

Getting from Key Largo to Fort Lauderdale by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors Tours Parks

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