7 days in Florida Itinerary

7 days in Florida Itinerary

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7 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h
1
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Miami
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Sarasota
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
End: New York City

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 8th (Mon): explore the galleries of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip builder tool .

New York City to Key West is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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.
On the 11th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pigeon Key Foundation, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Marathon online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 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 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

1
night
Key Largo

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Key Largo attractions website .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Marathon in July since evenings lows in Key Largo dip to 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spiegel Grove ©
Spiegel Grove

1
night
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Art Deco Historic District.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Miami vacation maker website .

Drive from Key Largo to Miami in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Miami, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Miami Beach
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

1
night
Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then stroll through Siesta Beach.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read Sarasota trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Miami to Sarasota in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Siesta Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach

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