5 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

5 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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5 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): stop by Peppers of Key West, stop by Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe, look for gifts at Uva Wine Shop & Bar, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally look for gifts at Diamonds International Key West.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Key West trip app .

Minneapolis to Key West is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in February; daily highs in Key West reach 78°F and lows reach 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
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 6th (Wed): look for gifts at Bayshore Clothing, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then stop by Out of the Blue Gallery, and finally admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Anne's Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church, and then stroll through Sombrero Beach.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon day trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Anne's Beach
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

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