8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + shuttle:  10​h 15​min
1
Marathon
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h 30​min
3
Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
5
Panama City Beach
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Los Angeles

1
day
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 18th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon trip itinerary website .

Los Angeles to Marathon is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Marathon due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in June, with highs in Marathon at 90°F and lows at 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): look for gifts at Tucker's Provisions, look for gifts at Isle Cook Key West, then look for gifts at Key West Treasure Chest, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, stop by Mikey Mo's, stop by De La Gallery, look for gifts at Key West Local Luxe, then look for gifts at Uva Wine Shop & Bar, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Key West trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June in Key West, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Marco Island.

Things to do in Key West

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Shopping
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Uva Wine Shop & Bar ©
Uva Wine Shop & Bar

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): look for gifts at Island Style Clothing, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Marco Island online travel route planner .

Traveling by ferry from Key West to Marco Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Key West in June since evenings lows in Marco Island dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Marco Island

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stop by Adventures In Paradise Outfitters, stroll through Bowman's Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Captiva Beach. On the next day, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then kick back and relax at Fort Myers Beach, and then stop by Bailey's General Store.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sanibel Island tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Sanibel Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Sanibel Island sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Panama City Beach.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Captiva Beach
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Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach

1
day
Panama City Beach

Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, immerse yourself in nature at St. Andrews State Park, and then browse the different shops at Pier Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Panama City Beach trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sanibel Island to Panama City Beach in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Panama City Beach, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Panama City Beach

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pier Park ©
Pier Park

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