16 days in Florida Itinerary

16 days in Florida Itinerary

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16 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Key West
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Key Largo
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h 45​min
End: Alexandria

3
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Step out of the city life by going to South Beach and Espanola Way. Let the collections at Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Miami Beach side-trips: Fort Lauderdale Beach (in Fort Lauderdale) and Sawgrass Mills (in Sunrise). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, make a trip to Collins Avenue, and get a taste of the local shopping with Miracle Mile.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Miami Beach road trip planner .

Alexandria, Egypt to Miami Beach is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -7 hour difference. August in Miami Beach sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami, Miracle Mile, Sawgrass Mills, Fort Lauderdale Beach
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Dolphin & Whale Watching. For shopping fun, head to The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum or Alan S. Maltz Gallery. And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, contemplate the long history of Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends, and take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Miami Beach to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White 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.
Appreciate the collections at Bahia Honda State Park and National Key Deer Refuge. Get outdoors at Sombrero Beach and Pigeon Key Foundation. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Anne's Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Marathon trip planner.

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Anne's Beach
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Scuba & Snorkeling or Spiegel Grove. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fishing Charters & Tours and Anhinga Trail. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Key Largo: Coral Castle (in Homestead) and Islamorada (Islamorada Beer Company & Lobster Trap Art Gallery). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Deep, and stop by Robert Is Here.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Key Largo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Key Largo, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Islamorada, Homestead, Anhinga Trail
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

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