9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Clearwater
— 1 night
Drive
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Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key West
— 3 nights

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Clearwater

— 1 night

Fun and Sun for All

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Honeymoon Island State Park, kick back and relax at Clearwater Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Clearwater planning tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Clearwater. October in Clearwater sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Key Largo

— 2 nights

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Theater of the Sea and Spiegel Grove. There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at Island Flow Yoga, identify plant and animal life at Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, look for gifts at Scooby's Popcorn, and view the masterpieces at Old Road Gallery.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Key Largo trip site.

Traveling by car from Clearwater to Key Largo takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Key Largo can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Marathon

— 2 nights

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.
On the 15th (Thu), stroll through Sombrero Beach, snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally shop like a local with Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip planner.

Getting from Key Largo to Marathon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Curry Mansion, kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, then get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Key West online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 77°F.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Florida Keys travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks · Wildlife Areas
An archipelago of about 1,700 islands extending in a gentle arc south and southwest of Florida's mainland, the Florida Keys divide the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico. Many visitors on vacation come to scuba dive in the coral reefs, fossilized and exposed as sea levels declined over thousands of years. In addition to being one of the world's top diving and fishing spots, the Keys feature hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, and various tourist attractions, most of them crowded all year long with visitors on vacation. To soak up the Keys' atmosphere and discover writer Ernest Hemingway's former haunts, drive from one island to the other all the way to Key West, located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba.