8 days in Southeast Florida Itinerary

8 days in Southeast Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southeast Florida trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Miami Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive
4
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive
5
Key West
— 3 nights
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Miami Beach

— 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, see the interesting displays at Lock & Load Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Collins Avenue, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lincoln Road, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and finally stroll through South Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Miami Beach trip planner.

Indianapolis to Miami Beach is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Indianapolis in August: high temperatures in Miami Beach hover around 91°F and lows are around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Key Largo

— 1 night

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.
On the 30th (Mon), observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Key Largo road trip planning app.

You can drive from Miami Beach to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Key Largo are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Islamorada

— 1 night

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Indian Key State Historic Site, get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Islamorada trip itinerary builder site.

Islamorada is very close to Key Largo. August in Islamorada sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): head outdoors with Gemini Dream Charters, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marathon road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Marathon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Marathon sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Key West is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Key West Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

Discover how to plan a Key West trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors