5 days in Florida Itinerary

5 days in Florida Itinerary

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5 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  6​h 45​min
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Pensacola Beach
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h
3
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: Denver

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Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach is an unincorporated community located on Santa Rosa Island, a barrier island, in Escambia County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): kick back and relax at Gulf Islands National Seashore and then kick back and relax at Pensacola Beach.

Plan my day in Pensacola Beach using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Denver to Pensacola Beach is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Denver in August, Pensacola Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Pensacola Beach

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Pensacola Beach ©
Pensacola Beach

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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 7th (Wed): snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marathon attractions planner.

Getting from Pensacola Beach to Marathon by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Pensacola Beach to Marathon due to the time zone difference. August in Marathon sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Marathon

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Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

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Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Captiva Beach and then kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Sanibel Island trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Marathon to Sanibel Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Marathon in August, Sanibel Island is little chillier at night with lows of 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Captiva Beach
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Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach

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