11 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

11 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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Drive
1
Dry Tortugas National Park
— 1 day
Ferry
2
Key West
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Key Largo
— 3 nights
Drive

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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 1st (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Little Africa, then contemplate the long history of Fort Jefferson, and then head off the coast to Garden Key.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dry Tortugas National Park tour app.

Fort Lauderdale to Dry Tortugas National Park is an approximately 5-hour car ride. In March, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the 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.
Get some historical perspective at Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Key West Garden Club. Discover out-of-the-way places like Key West Historic Seaport and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, go for a walk through West Martello Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Key West vacation planner.

Traveling by ferry from Dry Tortugas National Park to Key West takes 3 hours. March in Key West sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) 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 (Sun): meet the residents at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, then see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marathon online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Marathon are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time 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.
Get some historical perspective at Indian Key State Historic Site and Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to History of Diving Museum and African Queen Canal Cruise. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Key Largo Baptist Church, get interesting insight from Tours, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Key Largo road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Marathon in March since evenings lows in Key Largo dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough 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.