9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

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9 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
1
Daytona Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Marco Island
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Marathon
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h
End: Detroit

2
nights
Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, stroll through St. Augustine Beach, and then examine the collection at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Daytona Beach trip builder app .

Detroit to Daytona Beach is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Detroit in August, expect Daytona Beach to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Ponce Inlet
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Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©

1
night
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, use the Marco Island journey planner .

Traveling by car from Daytona Beach to Marco Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Marco Island can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. You'll explore and learn at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Alan S. Maltz Gallery. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, explore the galleries of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip builder app .

Traveling by ferry from Marco Island to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Key West, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 81°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 30th (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then stroll through Sombrero Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon journey builder .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Marathon, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

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