10 days in Florida Keys & Miami Itinerary

10 days in Florida Keys & Miami Itinerary

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10 days in Florida Keys & Miami Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Miami
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

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.
Get in touch with nature at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Parasailing & Paragliding. Popular historic sites such as Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Cemetery are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends, admire the masterpieces at Fort East Martello Museum, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner .

San Francisco to Key West is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Key West is 3 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Key West: temperatures range from 90°F by day to 81°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

2
nights
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 27th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Marathon sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

2
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 29th (Thu), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the exciting artwork at Lobster Trap Art Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Islamorada trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Islamorada takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Islamorada sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 80°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Miami.

Things to do in Islamorada

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Fishing Charters & Tours
History of Diving Museum ©
History of Diving Museum

2
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 30th (Fri), wander the streets of Lincoln Road, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and then wander the streets of Ocean Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): browse the different shops at Dolphin Mall, then identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Miami trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Islamorada to Miami in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Miami, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 78°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Shark Valley Visitor Center
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach

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