6 days in Florida Itinerary

6 days in Florida Itinerary

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6 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  6​h
1
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Key Largo
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Fort Zachary Taylor and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Do your shopping at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and Isle Cook Key West. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists & Friends.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip website .

Birmingham to Key West is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Birmingham in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding

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 19th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pigeon Key Foundation.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Marathon journey site .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Marathon are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Key Largo trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Key Largo, with lows of 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Spiegel Grove ©
Spiegel Grove

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