16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

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16 days in East Coast of USA Itinerary

Start: Aracaju
Fly + Drive:  18​h 30​min
1
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Marathon
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
4
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Marco Island
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Aracaju

2
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Parasailing & Paragliding. Escape the urban bustle at Swim with Dolphins and Fishing Charters & Tours. Go for a jaunt from Islamorada to Key Largo to see John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Islamorada online trip planner .

Aracaju, Brazil to Islamorada is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Aracaju to Islamorada, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Aracaju in December: high temperatures in Islamorada hover around 31°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Key Largo
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Swim with Dolphins
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin Research Center and Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and Seven Mile Bridge. Go for a jaunt from Marathon to Big Pine Key to see National Key Deer Refuge about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Marathon trip itinerary website .

Getting from Islamorada to Marathon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters ©
Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and Key West Cemetery. Get in touch with nature at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, admire all the interesting features of Fort Zachary Taylor, take an in-depth tour of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Key West trip maker .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, stroll around Pond Apple Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Captiva Beach and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sanibel Island day trip planning site .

Getting from Key West to Sanibel Island by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Sanibel Island when traveling from Key West in December, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Captiva Island
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach

2
nights
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. On the 20th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Capri Paddlecraft Park, get interesting insight from Tours, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marco Island route planner .

Drive from Sanibel Island to Marco Island in 2 hours. In December in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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