4 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

4 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Keys trip planner

Make it your trip
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Marathon
— 1 day
Drive
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Key West
— 3 nights
Fly

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Marathon

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, and then stroll through Bahia Honda State Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Marathon day trip website.

Fort Lauderdale to Marathon is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. In December in Marathon, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Key West

— 3 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.
Do your shopping at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery and Alan S. Maltz Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Fort Zachary Taylor and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, stop by We Cycle, and visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West trip tool.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

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.