43 days in Florida Keys & Northeast Ohio Itinerary

43 days in Florida Keys & Northeast Ohio Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States trip planner

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Key Largo
— 7 nights
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Islamorada
— 4 nights
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Marathon
— 4 nights
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Key West
— 8 nights
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Canton
— 8 nights
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Cleveland
— 9 nights
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Key Largo

— 7 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at African Queen Canal Cruise and Spiegel Grove. There's still lots to do: stroll through Molasses Reef, immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, test your team's savvy at Kingdom Escape Games, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Key Largo trip planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Key Largo is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Key Largo is minus 14.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in May, expect nights in Key Largo to be much warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Islamorada

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Florida Keys Brewing Company and Founders Park. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, savor the flavors at Florida Keys Food Tours, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery, and stop by Bass Pro Shops.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Islamorada road trip site.

Islamorada is just a short distance from Key Largo. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Tours

Marathon

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin Research Center and Old Seven Mile Bridge. Change things up with a short trip to Blue Hole in Big Pine Key (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Turtle Hospital, view the masterpieces at Artists in Paradise Gallery, and shop like a local with Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Marathon attractions app.

Drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Key West

— 8 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take an unforgettable tour with Air Adventures Helicopter Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, admire the masterpieces at Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House, and get a new perspective on things with Key West Fishing Connection.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Key West trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly to Canton.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Canton

— 8 nights
Canton is a city in and the county seat of Stark County, Ohio, United States. Explore hidden gems such as Warther Museum and McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Canton: Millersburg (Yoder's Amish Home, Hershberger's Farm & Bakery, &more), Walnut Creek Cheese (in Walnut Creek) and Sugarcreek (World's Largest Cuckoo Clock, Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market, &more). On the 30th (Sun), spend a day ambling around Mill Creek Park. Spend the 29th (Sat) among the lush surroundings of Gervasi Vineyard. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, get a taste of life in the country at Triple M Ranch, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glendale Cemetery, and get to know the resident critters at Akron Zoo.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Canton trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Key West to Canton by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. While traveling from Key West, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Canton, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Cleveland.

Things to do in Canton

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Cleveland

— 9 nights

Forest City

A culturally diverse city situated on the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland boasts many places to visit, such as world-class museums, popular amusement parks, and sprawling recreational areas.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake View Cemetery and A Christmas Story House. Get out of town with these interesting Cleveland side-trips: Marianne's Chocolates (in Ashtabula), The Winery at Spring Hill (in Geneva) and Geneva State Park (in Geneva on the Lake). Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Cuyahoga Valley National Park. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Heinen's Downtown, take in nature's colorful creations at Cleveland Botanical Garden, get a new perspective on nature at Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and wander the streets of Historic Little Italy in Cleveland.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cleveland trip planner.

Drive from Canton to Cleveland in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Cleveland

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Florida Keys travel guide

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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.