14 days in Florida Itinerary

14 days in Florida Itinerary

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14 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  6​h
1
Tampa
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
2
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Marathon
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
5
Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Dunedin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
Tampa

Tampa ©
Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at St. Petersburg Clay Company. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Crescent Beach and then stroll through Siesta Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tampa trip itinerary maker app .

Minneapolis to Tampa is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Minneapolis to Tampa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in March: high temperatures in Tampa hover around 77°F and lows are around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Islamorada.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Siesta Key, Robinson Nature Preserve, St. Petersburg Clay Company, Nokomis Beach
Highlights from your plan
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach
Nokomis Beach ©
Nokomis Beach
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach

1
night
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator Reef Light House, then shop like a local with Old Road Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Islamorada online vacation builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Tampa to Islamorada in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Tampa in March, Islamorada is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Alligator Reef Light House ©
Alligator Reef Light House

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Turtle Hospital and Sunset Park Beach. Get outdoors at Bahia Honda State Park and Pigeon Key Foundation. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and see the vivid underwater world at Sombrero Reef.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon driving holiday app .

You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. March in Marathon sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Key Colony Beach, Bahia Honda State Park
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The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and then take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Key West road trip planner.

Getting from Marathon to Key West by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take an in-depth tour of Marco Island Historical Museum, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marco Island day trip tool .

Traveling by ferry from Key West to Marco Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Key West in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marco Island, with lows of 61°F. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dunedin.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Romano ©
Cape Romano
Marco Island Historical Museum ©
Marco Island Historical Museum

3
nights
Dunedin

Dunedin ©
Dunedin is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Craig Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Island State Park, identify plant and animal life at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Pepper Creek Pottery.

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Traveling by car from Marco Island to Dunedin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Dunedin can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dunedin

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tarpon Springs, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Philippe Park, Pepper Creek Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Honeymoon Island State Park ©
Honeymoon Island State Park
Philippe Park ©
Philippe Park

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