10 days in Jekyll Island, Cocoa Beach & Key West Itinerary

10 days in Jekyll Island, Cocoa Beach & Key West Itinerary

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10 days in Jekyll Island, Cocoa Beach & Key West Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  6​h
1
Jekyll Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cocoa Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Cincinnati

2
nights
Jekyll Island

A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Amelia Island State Park as well as Driftwood Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jekyll Island: Saint Simons Island (St. Simons Lighthouse Museum & Christ Church). And it doesn't end there: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, take a memorable tour with Tours, and take in the waterfront at Fishing Pier.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jekyll Island road trip planner.

Cincinnati to Jekyll Island is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Cincinnati in July, with highs in Jekyll Island at 90°F and lows at 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cocoa Beach.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Saint Simons Island, Amelia Island State Park
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach ©
Situated in one of Florida's busiest vacation areas, Cocoa Beach burst onto the world scene in the 1960s, when it became a popular setting for parades honoring the nation's "Apollo" astronauts.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fin Expeditions. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cocoa Beach, look for gifts at Ron Jon Surf Shop, take a leisurely stroll along Cocoa Beach Pier, and soothe aching muscles at Beach Pole Fitness.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cocoa Beach online trip builder.

You can drive from Jekyll Island to Cocoa Beach in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. July in Cocoa Beach sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Cocoa Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Beach Pole Fitness, Brevard Zoo, Helicopter Tours
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Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach
Brevard Zoo ©
Brevard Zoo
Ron Jon Surf Shop ©
Ron Jon Surf Shop

3
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.
Spend the 3rd (Wed) on the water with a fishing tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take in the waterfront at Mallory Square, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Key West journey planner.

Fly from Cocoa Beach to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Mallory Square ©
Mallory Square

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