21 days in Traverse City & Florida Keys Itinerary

21 days in Traverse City & Florida Keys Itinerary

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Traverse City
— 5 nights
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Key Largo
— 4 nights
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Islamorada
— 2 nights
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Marathon
— 4 nights
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Dry Tortugas National Park
— 1 night
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Key West
— 4 nights

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Traverse City

Traverse City ©

Cherry Capital of the World

Traverse City might be well known for its huge cherry industry, but its position along Grand Traverse Bay in Lake Michigan endows it with fine scenery and a wealth of outdoor attractions.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Front Street. We've included these beaches for you: Elberta Beach and Nancy Dagwell Campbell Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Traverse City: Tubing Platte River (in Honor), Point Betsie Lighthouse (in Frankfort) and Arcadia Overlook (in Arcadia). There's lots more to do: cruise along Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, visit a coastal fixture at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, take a memorable tour with Tours, and see the interesting displays at Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum Inc..

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Traverse City trip itinerary tool.

New York City to Traverse City is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in June, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Traverse City. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Key Largo.

Things to do in Traverse City

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ©
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse ©
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Mission Point Lighthouse ©
Mission Point Lighthouse

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Key Largo

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Spiegel Grove. Attractions like Molasses Reef and Key Largo Dry Rocks make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, step aboard African Queen Canal Cruise, and revel in the low prices at Sandal Factory Outlet.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Key Largo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Traverse City to Key Largo takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. While traveling from Traverse City, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Key Largo, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Molasses Reef ©
Molasses Reef
Spiegel Grove ©
Spiegel Grove
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center ©

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Islamorada

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): explore the gorgeous colors at Alligator Reef Light House, examine the collection at Florida Keys History & Discovery Center, then view the masterpieces at Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Anne's Beach, view the masterpieces at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, then get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, and finally stop by Bass Pro Shops.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Islamorada trip itinerary planner.

Islamorada is just a short distance from Key Largo. In June, daytime highs in Islamorada are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
History of Diving Museum ©
History of Diving Museum
Alligator Reef Light House ©
Alligator Reef Light House

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Marathon

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.
Family-friendly places like Dolphin Research Center and Sombrero Reef will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Curry Hammock State Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip planner.

Drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Marathon sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dry Tortugas National Park.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Scuba & Snorkeling
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

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Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park ©
What Dry Tortugas National Park lacks in size, it makes up for in abundance of marine life.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Little Africa, step off the mainland to explore Garden Key, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Jefferson.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Dry Tortugas National Park itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Marathon to Dry Tortugas National Park. In June, daily temperatures in Dry Tortugas National Park can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Dry Tortugas National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fort Jefferson ©
Fort Jefferson
Garden Key ©
Garden Key

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Key West

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.
You'll explore and learn at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Family-friendly places like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck, take in the pleasant sights at Key West Garden Club, take in nature's colorful creations at West Martello Tower, and examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Key West trip maker app.

You can ride a ferry from Dry Tortugas National Park to Key West in 3 hours. In June in Key West, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Highlights from your plan
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Vandenberg Wreck ©
Vandenberg Wreck
Scuba & Snorkeling

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