5 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

5 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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5 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Miami
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Miami

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.
On the 1st (Mon), trek along Anhinga Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Everglades Alligator Farm, and then look for gifts at Robert Is Here. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally identify plant and animal life at Molasses Reef.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Key Largo journey planning site .

Miami to Key Largo is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In July in Key Largo, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Homestead, Anhinga Trail
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Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©
Molasses Reef ©
Molasses Reef

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 3rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, see the vivid underwater world at Sombrero Reef, and then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Marathon travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Marathon are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Seven Mile Bridge ©
Seven Mile Bridge

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.
On the 4th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Vandenberg Wreck, then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, then view the masterpieces at KEPart Studio-Gallery, and finally stroll through Smathers Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Higgs Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, then sample the fine beverages at Key West First Legal Rum Distillery, and finally stop by Peppers of Key West.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Key West day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Key West sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 81°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Vandenberg Wreck ©
Vandenberg Wreck
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea
St. Paul's Episcopal Church ©
St. Paul's Episcopal Church

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