12 days in Miami, Marathon & Key West Itinerary

12 days in Miami, Marathon & Key West Itinerary

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12 days in Miami, Marathon & Key West Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Miami
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Miami
— Few hours
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: London

4
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Bring the kids along to South Beach and Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. We've included these beaches for you: Fort Lauderdale Beach and Haulover Beach Park. Go for a jaunt from Miami to Hollywood to see Hollywood Beach about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Lincoln Road, get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, admire the striking features of Freedom Tower, and get the lay of the land with Art Deco Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Miami itinerary planner.

London, UK to Miami is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and tram. Traveling from London to Miami, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in March; daily highs in Miami reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hollywood Beach, Haulover Beach Park
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 20th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pigeon Key, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Miami to Marathon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. March in Marathon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

5
nights
Key West

Key West ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Cemetery. Bring the kids along to Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Spend the 22nd (Thu) airborne with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Spend the 24th (Sat) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

few
hours
Miami

Miami ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Barnacle Historic State Park and then admire the masterpieces at Wynwood Walls.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Miami tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and tram from Key West to Miami takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wynwood Walls ©
Wynwood Walls
Barnacle State Historic Site ©
Barnacle State Historic Site

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