7 days in Florida Itinerary

7 days in Florida Itinerary

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7 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Newark

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.
On the 16th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Islamorada itinerary site .

Newark to Islamorada is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark in February, expect Islamorada to be much hotter, temps between 79°F and 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Wildlife Transportation

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
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Robbie's of Islamorada ©
Robbie's of Islamorada
A  Lil' Tail Charters ©
A Lil' Tail Charters

2
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 18th (Mon), kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marathon travel planner .

Getting from Islamorada to Marathon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In February in Marathon, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors 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
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

1
night
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Captiva Beach, stroll through Bowman's Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at In The Garden.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sanibel Island road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Marathon to Sanibel Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Sanibel Island when traveling from Marathon in February, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. On the 21st (Thu), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marco Island trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Sanibel Island to Marco Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. February in Marco Island sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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