8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  5​h
1
Key West
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon, Florida Keys
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Pensacola
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Zachary Taylor and Truman Little White House. Take a break from the city and head to Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Dry Tortugas National Park. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of The Overseas Highway.

Before you visit Key West, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Washington DC to Key West is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Key West, with highs around 86°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

2
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), stroll through Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Marathon online tour planner .

Getting from Key West to Marathon by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in October, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Pensacola.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Pensacola

Pensacola ©
Surrounded on three sides by water, Pensacola offers access to white-sand beaches and emerald-green ocean unspoiled by large resorts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gulf State Park and Alabama Point East. Relax by the water at Gulf State Park Fishing Pier and Pensacola Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pensacola: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Orange Beach) and Fort Morgan State Historic Site (in Fort Morgan).

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pensacola online tour itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Marathon to Pensacola in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Marathon to Pensacola. Traveling from Marathon in October, things will get a bit cooler in Pensacola: highs are around 82°F and lows about 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pensacola

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Pensacola Beach, Fort Morgan State Historic Site
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Gulf State Park ©
Gulf State Park
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier ©
Gulf State Park Fishing Pier
Fort Morgan State Historic Site ©
Fort Morgan State Historic Site

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