5 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

5 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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Key West
— 4 nights


Key West

— 4 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bahia Honda State Park and Higgs Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. Take a break from Key West with a short trip to San Pablo Catholic Church in Marathon, about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, go for a walk through West Martello Tower, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Key West trip planner.

Philadelphia to Key West is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Key West, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Florida Keys travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks · Wildlife Areas
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.