7 days in Florida Itinerary

7 days in Florida Itinerary

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7 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Fly + Shuttle:  10 h 45 min
1
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 45 min
3
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Taxi + Bus + Fly + Bus:  9 h 15 min
End: Halifax

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Marathon trip planner .

Halifax, Canada to Marathon is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Halifax to Marathon. When traveling from Halifax in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Marathon: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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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.
On the 14th (Wed), stroll through Fort Zachary Taylor, then steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, then learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and finally take a memorable drive along The Overseas Highway. On the next day, explore the galleries of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Key West trip planner.

Take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Historic Sites
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©

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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 16th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., and then kick back and relax at St. Augustine Beach.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read St. Augustine tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Key West to St. Augustine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Key West in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in St. Augustine, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Parks Museums Beaches
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