8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida visit planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Marco Island
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Islamorada
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  10​h
End: Seattle

1
night
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 21st (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at In The Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bowman's Beach, and then stroll through Captiva Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Sanibel Island trip simple and quick.

Seattle to Sanibel Island is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Sanibel Island is 3 hours. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in October: highs in Sanibel Island hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Captiva Beach
Highlights from your plan
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's 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 22nd (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. On the next day, see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marco Island online route planner .

You can drive from Sanibel Island to Marco Island in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

3
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at West Martello Tower and Key West Garden Club. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and Key West Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Key West: Marathon (Sombrero Beach & The Turtle Hospital) and Bahia Honda State Park (in Big Pine Key). The adventure continues: enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Key West trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Marco Island to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Marco Island in October, with lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Marathon, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas
Key West Garden Club ©
Key West Garden Club

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 27th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and then identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Islamorada road trip website .

You can take a bus from Key West to Islamorada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Islamorada are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, Dolphin Research Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

Similar Plans

11 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, teens, kids, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Florida BY A USER FROM TURKEY September, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, extra fast, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Extra fast 12 days in Florida BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, teens, beaches, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Florida BY A USER FROM IRELAND November, popular sights PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans