5 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

5 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Keys route planner

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Key West
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 1 night
Drive
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Key Largo
— 1 night
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Key West

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.
Let the collections at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Alan S. Maltz Gallery capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Fort East Martello Museum. And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, explore and take pictures at Fort Zachary Taylor, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West trip app.

Charlotte to Key West is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Charlotte in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key West, with lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Marathon

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Key West to Marathon takes 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 your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Key Largo

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.
On the 4th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Spiegel Grove.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Key Largo online travel planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in October, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Florida Keys travel guide

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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.