8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h
1
Key West
— 2 nights
2
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  7​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.
Key West is known for wildlife, museums, adventure, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mallory Square, and glide through the air with Fury Water Adventures Key West.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary planner .

New York City to Key West is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. In August, Key West is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 90°F and lows of 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Fury Water Adventures Key West ©
Fury Water Adventures Key West

2
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 26th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Holocaust Memorial, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then get a new perspective on things with South Beach Divers, and finally kick back and relax at South Beach. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace, see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Miami Beach trip builder .

Getting from Key West to Miami Beach by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Miami Beach are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Miami, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, and then add some fun to your beach time Captain Hook's. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, and then cast your line with Jeni-Lyn Fishing Charters.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon planner .

Traveling by car from Miami Beach to Marathon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. August in Marathon sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

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