22 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

22 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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22 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Dry Tortugas National Park
— 1 day
Travel:  1​h 45​min
2
Key West
— 8 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marathon
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Key Largo
— 6 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h
End: Toronto

1
day
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 15th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Garden Key, then take in the dramatic natural features at Little Africa, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Jefferson.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Dry Tortugas National Park day trip tool .

Toronto, Canada to Dry Tortugas National Park is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In December, Dry Tortugas National Park is warmer than Toronto - with highs of 30°C and lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Dry Tortugas National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Fort Jefferson ©
Fort Jefferson
Garden Key ©
Garden Key

8
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Peppers of Key West. Head to Uva Wine Shop & Bar and Rock House Masterpiecesfor plenty of shopping. When in Key West, make a side trip to see Cudjoe Sales in Cudjoe Key, approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Smathers Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, and view the masterpieces at Key West Pottery.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Key West visit planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dry Tortugas National Park to Key West. In December, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Backcountry Boat Rentals, Cudjoe Sales
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Kayaking & Canoeing
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea

6
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
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 Dolphin Research Center and Bahia Honda State Park. For shopping fun, head to Out of the Blue Gallery or Artists in Paradise Gallery. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Calusa Beach, look for gifts at Christina's Consignment Boutique, look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Park Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Marathon trip builder .

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Key Colony Beach
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

6
nights
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
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.
Get outdoors at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Molasses Reef. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery and Gallery Morada. Get out of town with these interesting Key Largo side-trips: Islamorada (Anne's Beach, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Old Road Gallery, admire all the interesting features of Spiegel Grove, and look for gifts at Petals With Pizzazz.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Key Largo journey planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Key Largo when traveling from Marathon in December, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Outdoors Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Islamorada
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Spiegel Grove ©
Spiegel Grove
Molasses Reef ©
Molasses Reef

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