5 days in Sanford & Florida Keys Itinerary

5 days in Sanford & Florida Keys Itinerary

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5 days in Sanford & Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Sanford
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  7​h
2
Key West
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Islamorada
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

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Sanford

Sanford ©
Sanford is a city in Lee County, North Carolina, United States. On the 4th (Sun), tee off at Tobacco Road Golf Club.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sanford itinerary website .

Charlotte to Sanford is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. August in Sanford sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Sanford

Outdoors Golf
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Tobacco Road Golf Club ©
Tobacco Road Golf Club

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nights
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 5th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then explore and take pictures at Mallory Square, and finally make a trip to Florida Keys Historical Military Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Key West attractions tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sanford to Key West. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Sanford in August since evenings lows in Key West dip to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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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 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon vacation planning website .

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Marathon sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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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night
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 8th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then meet the residents at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Islamorada trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Islamorada takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Key Largo
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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