43 days in Florida Keys & Northeast Ohio Itinerary

43 days in Florida Keys & Northeast Ohio Itinerary

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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 Molasses Reef. And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, take a tour of SS Benwood, see the vivid underwater world at Key Largo Dry Rocks, and test your problem-solving skills at Kingdom Escape Games.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Key Largo journey planning app.

Adelaide, Australia to Key Largo is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 14.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Key Largo. Traveling from Adelaide in May, expect nights in Key Largo to be much hotter, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Islamorada.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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 Waterskiing & Jetskiing. And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery - MM82, view the masterpieces at Rain Barrel Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator Reef Light House, and get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Islamorada sightseeing tool.

Islamorada is just a stone's throw from Key Largo. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marathon.
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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 Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters. Change things up with a short trip to Blue Hole in Big Pine Key (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, relax in the rural setting at Grimal Grove, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and immerse yourself in nature at Curry Hammock State Park.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Marathon, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Key West.
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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 Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Key West Fishing Connection, see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Key West trip builder tool.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Canton.
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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 Hershberger's Farm & Bakery. Change things up with these side-trips from Canton: Millersburg (Yoder's Amish Home & Millersburg Glass Museum), Sugarcreek (World's Largest Cuckoo Clock, Walnut Creek Amish Flea Market, &more) and Walnut Creek Cheese (in Walnut Creek). 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: get engrossed in the history at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, get a taste of life in the country at Triple M Ranch, get thoroughly spooked out with Ohio State Reformatory, and make a trip to Dr. Bob's Gravesite.

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.
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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. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind James A. Garfield Monument, examine the collection at Castle Noel, admire the majestic nature at Headlands Beach State Park, and learn more about the world around you at Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cleveland trip planning app.

You can drive from Canton to Cleveland in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. June in Cleveland sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Florida Keys travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Parasailing & Paragliding · Landmarks
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.
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