5 days in Florida Itinerary

5 days in Florida Itinerary

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Fly
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Key West
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive
3
Miami Beach
— 1 night
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Key West

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Key West route planning site.

San Francisco to Key West is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Key West, with highs around 90°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

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Marathon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get all the information you need at Pigeon Key Foundation, examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marathon day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Marathon are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Miami Beach

The World's Playground

Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 5th (Mon), take a stroll through Collins Avenue, then get a taste of the local shopping with Lincoln Road, then stop by Art Deco Historic District, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at South Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Miami Beach trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Marathon to Miami Beach in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In August in Miami Beach, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.