12 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

12 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Keys trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Key West, Bus to Marathon
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 5 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 3 nights
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Marathon

— 2 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.
On the 4th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sombrero Reef, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Marathon itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Marathon is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Manchester to Marathon, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in July: high temperatures in Marathon hover around 39°C and lows are around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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.
Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Key West trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Key West are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Key Largo

— 3 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 11th (Sat), admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Grecian Rocks.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Key Largo trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Key West to Key Largo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Key West in July since evenings lows in Key Largo dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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.