30 days in Daytona Beach & Florida Keys Itinerary

30 days in Daytona Beach & Florida Keys Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Orlando, Bus to Daytona Beach
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Daytona Beach
— 13 nights
Bus to Orlando, Fly to Key West
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Key West
— 5 nights
Drive
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Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive
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Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Key Colony Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 3 nights
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Daytona Beach

— 13 nights

The World's Most Famous 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 Anastasia State Park will thrill your kids. Visiting Fort Matanzas National Monument and Vilano Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Daytona Beach: Enterprise Museum (in Enterprise), Blue Spring State Park (in Orange City) and The Falls (in Sorrento). There's still lots to do: admire the majestic nature at De Leon Springs State Park, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Ormond Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Point Park.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Daytona Beach holiday planning website.

Austin to Daytona Beach is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin to Daytona Beach, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Austin, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Daytona Beach, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Key West

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin & Whale Watching and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Attractions like Higgs Beach and Spas make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take in the waterfront at Key West Historic Seaport, explore the world behind art at Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House, get a new perspective on nature at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, and gain insight at Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Daytona Beach to Key West in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Daytona Beach in July since evenings lows in Key West dip to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Big Pine Key

— 1 night
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 shuttle; or 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 · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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.
Attractions like Dolphin Research Center and Fishing Charters & Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Get outdoors at Sombrero Reef 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 · Outdoors · Tours

Key Colony Beach

— 1 night
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, then see 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 drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Colony Beach

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Islamorada

— 3 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to History of Diving Museum and Spas. Step off the beaten path and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Founders Park. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Alligator Reef Light House, sample the tasty concoctions at Florida Keys Brewing Company, 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 · Breweries & Distilleries

Key Largo

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Swim with Dolphins and Spiegel Grove. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and African Queen Canal Cruise. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Molasses Reef, let the kids burn off some steam at Harry Harris Park, explore the gorgeous colors at Key Largo Undersea Park, and get some fabulous bargains at Sandal Factory Outlet.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Key Largo trip planner.

Key Largo is just a short distance from Islamorada. Traveling from Islamorada in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 76°F in Key Largo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Outdoors

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.