7 days in Florida Itinerary

7 days in Florida Itinerary

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7 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Daytona Beach
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
2
St. Augustine
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
3
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Madison

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Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, then stroll through Ormond Beach, and then kick back and relax at Beach at Daytona Beach.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Daytona Beach online attractions planner .

Madison to Daytona Beach is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Madison in October, things will get warmer in Daytona Beach: highs are around 83°F and lows about 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Ormond Beach
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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach

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St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, then kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach, and then examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read St. Augustine driving holiday app .

Traveling by bus from Daytona Beach to St. Augustine takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in St. Augustine are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Islamorada.

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Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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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 16th (Wed): cast your line with a fishing tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Islamorada trip maker site .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle from St. Augustine to Islamorada in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from St. Augustine in October, things will get a bit warmer in Islamorada: highs are around 87°F and lows about 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
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Fishing Charters & Tours

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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 17th (Thu): kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, and then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Marathon trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

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Bahia Honda State Park
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and then examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West holiday maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Key West are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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