8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive
3
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive
4
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly

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Miami Beach

— 2 nights

The World's Playground

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 20th (Sat): browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace and then shop like a local with Aventura Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Miracle Mile, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley Visitor Center, and then take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Miami Beach journey maker app.

New York City to Miami Beach is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In April, Miami Beach is warmer than New York City - with highs of 85°F and lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Marathon

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, then get all the information you need at Pigeon Key Foundation, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon sightseeing tool.

Getting from Miami Beach to Marathon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In April in Marathon, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

Big Pine Key

— 1 night
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 24th (Wed): stop by Out of the Blue Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Big Pine Key driving holiday planner.

Big Pine Key is just a stone's throw from Marathon. April in Big Pine Key sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Key West

— 3 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.
Head to Alan S. Maltz Gallery and Key West Potteryfor plenty of shopping. Visiting Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Fort Zachary Taylor will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: get a tailor-made plan with Fun In The Sun Key West, take in the exciting artwork at KEPart Studio-Gallery, look for gifts at Rodriguez Cigar Factory, and examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Key West are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Florida travel guide

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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.