4 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

4 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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4 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
1
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Columbia

1
night
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scuba & Snorkeling. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Islamorada itinerary planning website .

Columbia to Islamorada is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Columbia in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 81°F in Islamorada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then get a taste of the local shopping with Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marathon travel route planner .

Getting from Islamorada to Marathon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. July in Marathon sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Scuba & Snorkeling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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night
Key West

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Key West itinerary planning tool .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. July in Key West sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 81°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding

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