38 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

38 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Keys trip itinerary builder

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Key West
— 12 nights
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Dry Tortugas National Park
— 2 nights
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Stock Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 6 nights
Drive
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Islamorada
— 7 nights
Drive
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Key Largo
— 8 nights
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Key West

— 12 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.
Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, stroll through Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and make a trip to Duval Street.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West route builder site.

Columbus to Key West is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Columbus in October, you will find days in Key West are somewhat warmer (86°F), and nights are much warmer (77°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Dry Tortugas National Park.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Dry Tortugas National Park

— 2 nights
What Dry Tortugas National Park lacks in size, it makes up for in abundance of marine life.
On the 5th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Looe Key (Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary), and then stroll through Fort Jefferson. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Garden Key, then take in the dramatic natural features at Little Africa, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Tortugas Banks.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Dry Tortugas National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Key West to Dry Tortugas National Park by ferry takes about 3 hours. November in Dry Tortugas National Park sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Stock Island.

Things to do in Dry Tortugas National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Stock Island

— 2 nights
Stock Island is a census-designated place (CDP) & Unincorporated community on an island of the same name in Monroe County, Florida, United States. On the 7th (Sat), look for gifts at Cudjoe Sales, cross one thing off your bucket list with Skydive Key West, then relax and rejuvenate at Angelic Moon Holistic Day Spa & APOTHECARY, and finally visit a coastal fixture at American Shoal Lighthouse. On the next day, make a trip to Sugarloaf Key Bat Tower, discover the deep blue sea with Sea Monkey Ocean Adventures, and then head outdoors with Key West Angling.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Stock Island trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dry Tortugas National Park to Stock Island. In November, daily temperatures in Stock Island can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Stock Island

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Marathon

— 6 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.
Take a break from Marathon with a short trip to SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort in Little Torch Key, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with Z Flight Watersports, kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, stroll through Dolphin Research Center, and snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marathon trip planner.

You can drive from Stock Island to Marathon in an hour. November in Marathon sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Islamorada

— 7 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.
Islamorada is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: soothe aching muscles at Island Flow Yoga, stroll through Alligator Reef Light House, immerse yourself in nature at Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Florida Keys Brewing Company.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Islamorada online visit planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Key Largo

— 8 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.
Key Largo is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, explore the gorgeous colors at Grecian Rocks, and test your team's savvy at Kingdom Escape Games.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Key Largo journey builder website.

Key Largo is just a stone's throw from Islamorada. In November, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Florida Keys travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks · Parasailing & Paragliding
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.