Route & dates
22 days in Marathon & Key West Itinerary
Marathon— 18 nights
bus: 1h 15min
Key West— 3 nights
bus: 1h 15min
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 Reef and Dolphin Research Center. Attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Bahia Honda State Park make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Marathon's surroundings by going to Big Pine Key (Blue Hole, The Big Pine Key Flea Market, & more), Islamorada (Fishing Charters & Tours, Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room, & more) and Boondocks Miniature Golf (in Summerland Key). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Park Beach, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach.
To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Marathon trip planner .
Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Marathon. In June in Marathon, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 79°F at night. You'll set off for Key West on the 30th (Sun).
Things to do in Marathon
Islamorada, Big Pine Key, Boondocks Miniature Golf, Veterans Memorial Park, Long Key State Park
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.On the 1st (Mon), see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.
To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Key West driving holiday planner .
You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus back home.
Things to do in Key West
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