28 days in Detroit & Southeast Florida Itinerary

28 days in Detroit & Southeast Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States travel planner

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Detroit
— 6 nights
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Key West
— 5 nights
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Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 4 nights
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Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
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Miami
— 4 nights
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Detroit

— 6 nights

The Motor City

Founded in 1701 by a French explorer and adventurer, Detroit exerted a profound impact on the world for most of the 20th century.
Change things up with these side-trips from Detroit: Cedar Point (in Sandusky), Riverside Park (in Perrysburg) and Castalia Quarry Reserve (in Castalia). Next up on the itinerary: sample some tasty brews at The HandleBar Toledo, see the interesting displays at The Henry Ford, explore the world behind art at Detroit Institute of Arts, and take in the local highlights with Feet On The Street Tours.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Detroit day trip planning site.

Durham, UK to Detroit is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Durham in July, expect Detroit to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Detroit

Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Key West

— 5 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, make a trip to Southernmost Point, and explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Detroit to Key West takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Detroit in July, expect Key West to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Marathon

— 3 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marathon: SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key) and Skydive Key West (in Sugarloaf). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Looe Key (Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary), see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get outside with Gemini Dream Charters.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Marathon trip planner.

Getting from Key West to Marathon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Marathon, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Islamorada

— 3 nights

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Islamorada is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, head off the coast to Windley Key, see the vivid underwater world at Alligator Reef Light House, and get outside with Satisfaction Charters Inc..

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Islamorada visit planner.

Getting from Marathon to Islamorada by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Key Largo

— 4 nights

Diving Capital of the World

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.
Key Largo is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, step aboard USCG Duane, and identify plant and animal life at Molasses Reef.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Key Largo holiday planning website.

Key Largo is just a short distance from Islamorada. In August, daytime highs in Key Largo are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Everglades National Park

— 2 nights

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Slough Slog, then head off the coast to Long Pine Key, and then identify plant and animal life at Anhinga Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): explore the activities along Mrazek Pond, trek along Gumbo Limbo Trail, and then get outside with Osceola panthers.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Everglades National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from Key Largo to Everglades National Park in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Everglades National Park can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Miami.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Miami

— 4 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Change things up with a short trip to Everglades Swamp Tours in Everglades Wildlife Management Area (about 1h 5 min away). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and have fun at Lock & Load Miami.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Miami driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Everglades National Park to Miami in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Miami, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Tours

Side Trips