5 days in Florida Itinerary

5 days in Florida Itinerary

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5 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + shuttle:  10​h 30​min
1
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Islamorada
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip itinerary planning website .

San Francisco to Marathon is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Francisco to Marathon. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in December: high temperatures in Marathon hover around 80°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

2
nights
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 26th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Old Road Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and finally steep yourself in history at Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Bass Pro Shops and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Islamorada online trip planner .

Drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Key Largo
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Fishing Charters & Tours

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