5 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

5 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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5 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
1
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

1
night
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Key Largo driving holiday planning site .

Atlanta to Key Largo is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In October, Key Largo is somewhat warmer than Atlanta - with highs of 85°F and lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marathon trip planner.

Drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Marathon are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Key West.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors

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Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

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 in touch with nature at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get some cultural insight at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and 7 Artists & Friends. Spend the 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, and stroll through Fort Zachary Taylor.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Key West online tour planner .

Getting from Marathon to Key West by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In November, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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