8 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida route planner
Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Marco Island
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Bus to Key West, Fly to DeLand
— 1 night
Drive to Orlando International Airport, Fly to Kalamazoo


Naples — 3 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naples: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Fort Myers Beach), Fort Myers (Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Manatee Park, &more) and Sanibel Island (Bowman's Beach & The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum).

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Naples online trip builder.

Kalamazoo to Naples is an approximately 20.5-hour car ride. In January, Naples is much warmer than Kalamazoo - with highs of 75°F and lows of 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Marco Island.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
Side Trips

Marco Island — 1 night

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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Marco Beach.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marco Island day trip planning site.

Marco Island is very close to Naples. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Naples in January since evenings lows in Marco Island dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

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 (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Marco Island to Marathon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Marco Island in February, Marathon is a bit warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to DeLand.
Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

DeLand — 1 night

DeLand is a city in the U.S. state of Florida. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the majestic nature at Blue Spring State Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the DeLand trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Marathon to DeLand in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Marathon in February, with highs in DeLand at 73°F and lows at 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Nature · Parks
Side Trip
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Florida travel guide

Disney Parks & Activities · Theme Parks · Beaches
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.