12 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

12 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Keys travel planner

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Key Largo
— 2 nights
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Marathon
— 3 nights
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Key West
— 5 nights
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Key Largo

— 2 nights

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.
On the 6th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Molasses Reef. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery, and then stop by Bass Pro Shops.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Key Largo online holiday planner.

Columbia to Key Largo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Key Largo are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Marathon

— 3 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Bella Sol Fragrance Bar and Gifts in Islamorada (about 3 hours away). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through The Turtle Hospital, explore the gorgeous colors at Sombrero Reef, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and kick back and relax at Anne's Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Marathon route planner.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Key West

— 5 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Dry Tortugas National Park will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Key West Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Key West trip app.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in August, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Florida Keys travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks · Parasailing & Paragliding
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.