8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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Key West
— 2 nights
— 1 day
Key Largo
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


Key West — 2 nights

Conch Republic

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 21st (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the waterfront at Edward B. Knight Pier, and then join in the after-dark buzz at The Rum Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sunset Sail Key West and then take a memorable tour with Tortuga Sailing Adventures.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Key West travel route planner.

Tampa to Key West is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Tampa in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key West, with lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marathon.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure

Marathon — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip planner.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Key Largo.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

Key Largo — 2 nights

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the gorgeous colors at Grecian Rocks and then discover the deep blue sea with Captain Slate's SCUBA Adventures. Keep things going the next day: glide peacefully along the water with PADDLE! The Florida Keys.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Key Largo day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in May, expect little chillier with lows of 72°F in Key Largo. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Miami.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Miami — 3 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfside Beach, take a stroll through Wynwood, and then kick back and relax at Las Olas Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Miami tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Key Largo to Miami in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Miami sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F at night. On the 28th (Sat), you're off to home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Florida travel guide

Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
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.