11 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

11 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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Drive
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Dry Tortugas National Park
— 1 day
Ferry
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Key West
— 5 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 3 nights
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Dry Tortugas National Park

What Dry Tortugas National Park lacks in size, it makes up for in abundance of marine life.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Little Africa, then contemplate the long history of Fort Jefferson, and then step off the mainland to explore Garden Key.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dry Tortugas National Park road trip planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Dry Tortugas National Park is an approximately 5-hour car ride. In January, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Dry Tortugas National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

5
nights
Key West

Conch Republic

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.
Visit Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Key West Garden Club for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Paul's Episcopal Church and The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and explore the galleries of Truman Little White House.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Key West driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Dry Tortugas National Park to Key West in 3 hours. January in Key West sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

2
nights
Marathon

Heart of the Florida Keys

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 7th (Thu): observe the fascinating underwater world at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Marathon trip planner.

Getting from Key West to Marathon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Marathon are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

3
nights
Key Largo

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Visit Key Largo Baptist Church and Indian Key State Historic Site for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at History of Diving Museum and Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Justin Martyr Catholic Church, and see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Key Largo journey planner.

Drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Marathon in January since evenings lows in Key Largo dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Florida Keys travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks · Wildlife Areas
An archipelago of about 1,700 islands extending in a gentle arc south and southwest of Florida's mainland, the Florida Keys divide the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico. Many visitors on vacation come to scuba dive in the coral reefs, fossilized and exposed as sea levels declined over thousands of years. In addition to being one of the world's top diving and fishing spots, the Keys feature hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, and various tourist attractions, most of them crowded all year long with visitors on vacation. To soak up the Keys' atmosphere and discover writer Ernest Hemingway's former haunts, drive from one island to the other all the way to Key West, located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba.