8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Key West
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Islamorada
— 1 night
Fly
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St. Augustine
— 2 nights
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Key West

— 2 nights

Conch Republic

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.
On the 29th (Sat), shop like a local with Alan S. Maltz Gallery. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, and finally kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Key West trip builder website.

New York City to Key West is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, Key West is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

Marathon

— 2 nights

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 2nd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Turtle Hospital, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park. On your second day here, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll through Dolphin Research Center, and then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Marathon, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 81°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Islamorada

— 1 night

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Islamorada day trip planning app.

You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

St. Augustine

— 2 nights
St. On the 5th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, then visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, and finally sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and then kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Augustine day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Islamorada to St. Augustine takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Islamorada in July, plan for slightly colder nights in St. Augustine, with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.