9 days in Cedar Rapids & Florida Itinerary

9 days in Cedar Rapids & Florida Itinerary

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9 days in Cedar Rapids & Florida Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
1
Cedar Rapids
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Key West
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Orlando
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Cedar Rapids

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Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids ©
Cedar Rapids is the second largest city in Iowa and is the county seat of Linn County. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, then identify plant and animal life at Macbride Nature Recreation Area, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sutliff Cider.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cedar Rapids itinerary maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Cedar Rapids. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Cedar Rapids

Wildlife Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Macbride Nature Recreation Area, Sutliff Cider
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Macbride Nature Recreation Area ©
Macbride Nature Recreation Area
Sutliff Cider ©
Sutliff Cider

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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 30th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West vacation app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cedar Rapids to Key West. Traveling from Cedar Rapids to Key West, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cedar Rapids in June, expect Key West to be a bit warmer, temps between 88°F and 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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Marathon

Marathon ©
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 2nd (Tue): stroll through Bahia Honda State Park, get answers to all your questions at Pigeon Key Foundation, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church.

Plan trip to Marathon with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation
San Pablo Catholic Church ©
San Pablo Catholic Church

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Key Largo

Key Largo ©
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 3rd (Wed): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Key Largo travel route planner.

Getting from Marathon to Key Largo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Marathon in July since evenings lows in Key Largo dip to 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care

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Miami

Miami ©
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 4th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, then examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and finally take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Miami trip planner .

Getting from Key Largo to Miami by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Miami sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
South Beach ©
South Beach
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden ©
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 5th (Fri) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 7th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

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

You can fly from Miami to Orlando in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Orlando sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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