5 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

5 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Keys travel route maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Key West
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 1 night
Shuttle to Miami, Fly to Dubuque

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Key West

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum and 7 Artists & Friends Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Key West Historic Seaport. There's much more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, take an in-depth tour of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and admire the natural beauty at West Martello Tower.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Key West trip itinerary planning website.

Dubuque to Key West is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubuque to Key West due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Dubuque in March; daily highs in Key West reach 79°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Marathon

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Marathon online journey maker.

Drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Marathon are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Florida Keys travel guide

4.3
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.