7 days in Florida Itinerary

7 days in Florida Itinerary

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7 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Columbia

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 29th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Curry Mansion, take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, then admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Key West tour itinerary planning website .

Columbia to Key West is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Columbia in June, with lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marathon trip planner .

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Islamorada

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 3rd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at The Rain Barrel Artisan Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, then view the masterpieces at Lobster Trap Art Gallery, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Islamorada trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. July in Islamorada sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 81°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
History of Diving Museum ©
History of Diving Museum

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.
On the 4th (Thu), wander the streets of Collins Avenue, take a memorable tour with Tours, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and finally kick back and relax at South Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Miami Beach journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Miami Beach takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Miami Beach can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami Beach

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

1
night
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
On the 5th (Fri), try out the rides at Discovery Cove.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Miami Beach to Orlando takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Beaches Theme Parks Outdoors
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

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