9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

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9 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h
1
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Fort Myers
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Amelia Island
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Oldest House & Garden Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, and look for gifts at De La Gallery.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip builder tool .

New York City to Key West is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in July, Key West is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea
St. Paul's Episcopal Church ©
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Curry Mansion ©
Curry Mansion

1
night
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 26th (Sun), take in the views from Old Seven Mile Bridge, then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort Myers.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Old Seven Mile Bridge ©
Old Seven Mile Bridge
Seven Mile Bridge ©
Seven Mile Bridge

2
nights
Fort Myers

Fort Myers ©
Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Sanibel Island Lighthouse and then look for all kinds of wild species at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Edison Park and then take in nature's colorful creations at Edison and Ford Winter Estates.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fort Myers tour itinerary builder .

Drive from Marathon to Fort Myers in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Marathon in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 75°F in Fort Myers. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Fort Myers

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Sanibel Island
Highlights from your plan
Edison and Ford Winter Estates ©
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Edison Park ©
Edison Park
Sanibel Island Lighthouse ©
Sanibel Island Lighthouse

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fort Matanzas National Monument, then enjoy the sea views from St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and then gain insight at Flagler College. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Old Jail, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mission of Nombre de Dios, then contemplate the long history of Colonial Quarter, and finally contemplate the long history of Old St. Augustine Village.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our St. Augustine trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Myers to St. Augustine takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amelia Island.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mission of Nombre de Dios ©
Mission of Nombre de Dios
Colonial Quarter ©
Colonial Quarter
Fort Matanzas National Monument ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument

1
night
Amelia Island

Amelia Island ©
The southernmost Sea Island off the coast of Florida, Amelia Island takes its name from Princess Amelia of England.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fernandina Beach, learn about all things military at The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, then contemplate the long history of Amelia Island Lighthouse, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Clinch State Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amelia Island trip itinerary website .

You can drive from St. Augustine to Amelia Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Amelia Island are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amelia Island

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Fernandina Beach ©
Fernandina Beach
Amelia Island Lighthouse ©
Amelia Island Lighthouse
Fort Clinch State Park ©
Fort Clinch State Park

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