30 days in Daytona Beach & Florida Keys Itinerary

30 days in Daytona Beach & Florida Keys Itinerary

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Start: Austin
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Daytona Beach
— 13 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Key West
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive:  15 min
5
Key Colony Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
6
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
7
Key Largo
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Austin

13
nights
Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Family-friendly places like St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and Fort Matanzas National Monument will thrill your kids. Visiting Ormond Beach and Vilano Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Daytona Beach: Blue Spring State Park (in Orange City), The Falls (in Sorrento) and Enterprise Museum (in Enterprise). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at St. Augustine Wild Reserve, cruise along Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail, admire the majestic nature at Tomoka State Park, and take an in-depth tour of St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Daytona Beach travel route planner.

Austin to Daytona Beach is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Austin in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Daytona Beach: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Ormond Beach, Ponce Inlet, New Smyrna Town Beach, Blue Spring State Park
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Fort Matanzas National Monument ©
Fort Matanzas National Monument
Ormond Beach ©
Ormond Beach
Blue Spring State Park ©
Blue Spring State Park

5
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and Spas. Kids will enjoy Higgs Beach and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, take in the pleasant sights at Key West Garden Club, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, and admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Key West visit planning website.

Getting from Daytona Beach to Key West by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, train, and bus. Traveling from Daytona Beach in July, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea

1
night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): kick back and relax at Calusa Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Big Pine Key trip builder app.

You can drive from Key West to Big Pine Key in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Attractions like Dolphin Research Center and Sombrero Reef make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Curry Hammock State Park. And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and browse the exhibits of Crane Point Museum & Nature Center.

To find out how to plan a trip to Marathon, use our trip itinerary maker.

Marathon is just a short distance from Big Pine Key. In July, daytime highs in Marathon are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Key Colony Beach.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Curry Hammock State Park ©
Curry Hammock State Park

1
night
Key Colony Beach

Key Colony Beach is a municipality in the middle of the Florida Keys, Monroe County, Florida, United States. On the 24th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Park Beach, thensee what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then see the vivid underwater world at Coffins Patch.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Key Colony Beach trip itinerary maker.

Key Colony Beach is just a stone's throw from Marathon. In July in Key Colony Beach, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 81°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Colony Beach

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Coffins Patch ©
Coffins Patch
Sunset Park Beach ©
Sunset Park Beach

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Bring the kids along to History of Diving Museum and Founders Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Spas. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Alligator Reef Light House, sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery, kick back and relax at Anne's Beach, and examine the collection at Florida Keys History & Discovery Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Islamorada travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Key Colony Beach to Islamorada in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Islamorada

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

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Swim with Dolphins. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Molasses Reef and Spiegel Grove. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Christ of the Deep, step aboard African Queen Canal Cruise, explore the landscape on two wheels at Florida Keys Visitor Center, and stroll around Key Largo Undersea Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Key Largo trip planner.

Key Largo is just a stone's throw from Islamorada. Expect slightly colder evenings in Key Largo when traveling from Islamorada in July, with lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Christ of the Deep ©
Christ of the Deep
Spiegel Grove ©
Spiegel Grove
Swim with Dolphins

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