8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
3
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
5
DeLand
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Denver

2
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 20th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, then admire all the interesting features of Lincoln Road, and finally wander the streets of Collins Avenue. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Tours, then explore the galleries of The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Espanola Way.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Miami Beach online trip itinerary planner .

Denver to Miami Beach is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train, flight, tram, and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and tram; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to Miami Beach due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in February, things will get warmer in Miami Beach: highs are around 79°F and lows about 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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 22nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, then identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pigeon Key Foundation, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marathon road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Miami Beach to Marathon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, tram, and flight. February in Marathon sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

1
night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. On the 23rd (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Artists in Paradise Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Big Pine Key trip itinerary builder app .

Big Pine Key is just a short distance from Marathon. In February, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Artists in Paradise Gallery ©
Artists in Paradise Gallery

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 24th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, then visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Key West driving holiday planning app .

Take a bus from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Key West are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to DeLand.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

1
night
DeLand

DeLand ©
DeLand is a city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at First United Methodist Church, pause for some serene contemplation at First Presbyterian Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter Catholic Church, and finally admire the striking features of Stetson Mansion.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our DeLand trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Key West to DeLand takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Key West in February, expect DeLand to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in DeLand

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church ©
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
St. Peter Catholic Church ©
St. Peter Catholic Church

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