8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Itinerary

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

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DeLand

DeLand ©
DeLand is a city in the U.S. Discover how to plan a DeLand trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Cincinnati to DeLand is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Cincinnati in March; daily highs in DeLand reach 76°F and lows reach 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in DeLand

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

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 2nd (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, steep yourself in history at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then get engrossed in the history at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Key West online sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from DeLand to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from DeLand in March, with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Audubon House & Tropical Gardens ©
Audubon House & Tropical Gardens
Fishing Charters & Tours

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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Big Pine Key trip maker site .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Big Pine Key takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in March, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Outdoors Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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 5th (Tue): kick back and relax at Sunset Park Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Pigeon Key Foundation. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Indian Key State Historic Site, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon journey planner .

Marathon is just a stone's throw from Big Pine Key. In March, daytime highs in Marathon are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
San Pablo Catholic Church ©
San Pablo Catholic Church
Fishing Charters & Tours
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Tours, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and finally take a stroll through Collins Avenue. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at 12th Street Beach, then take a stroll through Espanola Way, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Barnacle State Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Miami Beach travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Miami Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March, daytime highs in Miami Beach are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Barnacle State Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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