5 days in Florida Itinerary

5 days in Florida Itinerary

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5 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Detroit

1
night
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.
To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Miami Beach route site .

Detroit to Miami Beach is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August, Miami Beach is a bit warmer than Detroit - with highs of 91°F and lows of 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
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 18th (Sun): get your bearings at Pigeon Key Foundation, look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon online day trip planner .

Drive from Miami Beach to Marathon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours, take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Key West driving holiday website .

Take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Key West are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

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