8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h
1
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Islamorada
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + bus:  8​h 15​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.
On the 29th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery. Keep things going the next day: cruise along The Overseas Highway, learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West day trip planning site .

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 June, things will get somewhat warmer in Key West: highs are around 88°F and lows about 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife
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2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park. On your second day here, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, and then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon trip itinerary site .

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Marathon are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

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Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

1
night
Islamorada

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): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Islamorada travel website .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Islamorada takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Islamorada

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Scuba & Snorkeling
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2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. On the 5th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, then enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the St. Augustine trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Islamorada to St. Augustine by combination of shuttle, flight, and car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Islamorada in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in St. Augustine, with lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

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Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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