11 days in Florida Itinerary

11 days in Florida Itinerary

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Naples
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Miami
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key West
— 2 nights
Ferry to Marco Island, FL, Taxi to Naples

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Naples — 2 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Marco Island (Marco Island Center for the Arts & Waterskiing & Jetskiing), Sanibel Island (J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge & Whitney's Bait and Tackle) and Fort Myers Beach (in Fort Myers Beach).

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples journey maker tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Naples. In December, daytime highs in Naples are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Fort Lauderdale.
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Fort Lauderdale — 2 nights

Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Hollywood Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Island City Park Preserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the activities along Intracoastal Waterway, and finally browse the different shops at E Las Olas Blvd.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fort Lauderdale trip planner.

Getting from Naples to Fort Lauderdale by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Fort Lauderdale sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Miami.
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Miami — 2 nights

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and then don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Shark Valley Visitor Center and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lincoln Road.

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Traveling by car from Fort Lauderdale to Miami takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Miami, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Marathon.
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Marathon — 2 nights

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 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, stroll through The Turtle Hospital, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Marathon road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Miami to Marathon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Key West.
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Key West — 2 nights

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 1st (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then make a trip to Duval Street.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Key West online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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Florida travel guide

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The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.
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