7 days in Florida Itinerary

7 days in Florida Itinerary

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7 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
St. Pete Beach
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Dallas

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and Isle Cook Key West. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, shop like a local with KEPart Studio-Gallery, and visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary tool .

Dallas to Key West is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Key West is 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in December, expect nights in Key West to be much warmer, around 71°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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 26th (Wed): stop by Bayshore Clothing, look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon day trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

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 27th (Thu): cast your line with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then take in the exciting artwork at Old Road Gallery, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery.

Make your Islamorada itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Islamorada sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to St. Pete Beach.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Old Road Gallery ©
Old Road Gallery

1
day
St. Pete Beach

St. Pete Beach ©
St. On the 28th (Fri), kick back and relax at Saint Pete Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Treasure Island Beach, and then stop by John's Pass Village and Boardwalk.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Pete Beach day trip site .

You can drive from Islamorada to St. Pete Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, St. Pete Beach is a bit cooler than Islamorada - with highs of 74°F and lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Pete Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Treasure Island Beach, John's Pass Village & Boardwalk
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Treasure Island Beach ©
Treasure Island Beach
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
John's Pass Village & Boardwalk ©
John's Pass Village & Boardwalk

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