11 days in Florida Itinerary

11 days in Florida Itinerary

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11 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  5 h
1
Destin
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Key West
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
End: New York City

1
night
Destin

Destin ©
With emerald water and white beaches, Destin is one of America's favorite vacation destinations.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): glide through the air with Just Chute Me Parasail and then identify plant and animal life at Topsail Beach State Preserve. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Henderson Beach State Park.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Destin trip itinerary planner.

New York City to Destin is an approximately 5- hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Destin is minus 1 hour. Traveling from New York City in August, things will get a bit warmer in Destin: highs are around 91°F and lows about 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Key West.

Things to do in Destin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Topsail Beach State Preserve
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Topsail Beach State Preserve ©
Topsail Beach State Preserve
Henderson Beach State Park ©
Henderson Beach State Park
Just Chute Me Parasail ©
Just Chute Me Parasail

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Linda D Sportfishing and Parawest Parasail Key West. You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Edward B. Knight Pier. Change things up with a short trip to Big Pine Kayak Adventures Inc in Big Pine Key (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Looe Key (Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary), add some fun to your beach time High Stakes Charters, see what you can catch with Captain Hook Fishing Charters, and kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Destin to Key West takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Destin to Key West, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Key West, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 81°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Looe Key (Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary), Big Pine Kayak Adventures Inc
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Linda D Sportfishing ©
Linda D Sportfishing
Parawest Parasail Key West ©
Parawest Parasail Key West

4
nights
Marathon, Florida Keys

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Take a break from the city and head to Florida Keys Reel Adventures and Islamorada Dive Center. Visit Sunset Park Beach and Sombrero Beach for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Marathon to Tavernier to see PADDLE! The Florida Keys about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: glide through the air with Sundance Watersports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, and see what you can catch with Island Lure Charters.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Marathon trip maker.

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Marathon, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 80°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park, Sunset Park Beach, PADDLE! The Florida Keys
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PADDLE! The Florida Keys ©
PADDLE! The Florida Keys
Florida Keys Reel Adventures ©
Florida Keys Reel Adventures
Sundance Watersports ©
Sundance Watersports

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