15 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

15 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Keys trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Key West
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Dry Tortugas National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 4 nights
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Key West

— 6 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Key West Garden Club. Visit Higgs Beach and Smathers Beach for some beach relaxation. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, get engrossed in the history at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West travel planner.

New York City to Key West is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Key West to be much hotter, temps between 79°F and 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Dry Tortugas National Park.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Dry Tortugas National Park

— 1 night
What Dry Tortugas National Park lacks in size, it makes up for in abundance of marine life.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Tortugas Banks, then contemplate the long history of Fort Jefferson, and then explore the striking landscape at Little Africa.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dry Tortugas National Park trip maker tool.

Traveling by ferry from Key West to Dry Tortugas National Park takes 3 hours. January in Dry Tortugas National Park sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Dry Tortugas National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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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.
Get outdoors at Sombrero Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin Research Center and Sombrero Reef. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, admire the majestic nature at Curry Hammock State Park, take in the exciting artwork at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, and snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Marathon trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dry Tortugas National Park to Marathon. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in January, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Key Largo

— 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Swim with Dolphins and Molasses Reef. Explore hidden gems such as Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Florida Keys Brewing Company. There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove, identify plant and animal life at Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours, soothe aching muscles at Key Largo Yoga, and pause for some photo ops at Christ of the Deep.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Key Largo trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Key Largo, with lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.