7 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

7 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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7 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Caracas
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Key West
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Islamorada
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Caracas

1
day
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Marathon itinerary planner.

Caracas, Venezuela to Marathon is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Venezuela Time (VET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Caracas in August; daily highs in Marathon reach 39°C and lows reach 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park

3
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Step off the beaten path and head to Mel Fisher Maritime Museum and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, and identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Key West travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Marathon to Key West by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum

1
day
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum and then get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Islamorada travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Key West to Islamorada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Islamorada

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
History of Diving Museum

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