9 days in East Coast of USA & Cleveland Itinerary

9 days in East Coast of USA & Cleveland Itinerary

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9 days in East Coast of USA & Cleveland Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly:  5​h
1
Sanibel Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
2
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
St. Augustine
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Cleveland
— 1 day
End: Cleveland

1
night
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 10th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at In The Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Pond Apple Park, and then stop by Gene's Bookstore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Periwinkle Place, identify plant and animal life at Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, and then kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sanibel Island visit website .

Cleveland to Sanibel Island is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Cleveland in January, with highs in Sanibel Island at 75°F and lows at 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation ©
Periwinkle Place ©
Periwinkle Place

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and KEPart Studio-Gallery. Get outdoors at Dry Tortugas National Park and The Overseas Highway. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Uva Wine Shop & Bar, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Key West online trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sanibel Island to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Key West when traveling from Sanibel Island in January, with lows around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Alan S. Maltz Gallery ©
Alan S. Maltz Gallery
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House

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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 15th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Marathon day trip app .

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Bahia Honda State Park
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

1
day
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, then enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, and finally sample the fine beverages at St. Augustine Distillery.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the St. Augustine trip site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Marathon to St. Augustine takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. Traveling from Marathon in January, things will get slightly colder in St. Augustine: highs are around 65°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cleveland.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

1
day
Cleveland

Cleveland ©
A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): hunt for treasures at West Side Market.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cleveland travel planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from St. Augustine to Cleveland in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Augustine in January, things will get much colder in Cleveland: highs are around 34°F and lows about 22°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Shopping Historic Sites
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West Side Market ©
West Side Market

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