11 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

11 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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Dry Tortugas National Park
— 1 day
Ferry
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Key West
— 5 nights
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Little Africa, contemplate the long history of Fort Jefferson, and then head off the coast to Garden Key.

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Fort Lauderdale to Dry Tortugas National Park is an approximately 5-hour car ride. In December in Dry Tortugas National Park, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Dry Tortugas National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

5
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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.
Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Key West Historic Seaport. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House, steep yourself in history at Key West Garden Club, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

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Getting from Dry Tortugas National Park to Key West by ferry takes about 3 hours. In December in Key West, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.
On the 9th (Wed), observe the fascinating underwater world at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Marathon, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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 Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at African Queen Canal Cruise and Spiegel Grove. Go for a jaunt from Key Largo to Islamorada to see Indian Key State Historic Site about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Justin Martyr Catholic Church, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Key Largo trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 66°F in Key Largo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Florida Keys travel guide

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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.