6 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

6 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Keys visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Miami International Airport, Drive to Big Pine Key
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Key West
— 2 nights


Big Pine Key

— 1 night
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Pine Key day trip planner.

Fort Smith to Big Pine Key is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fort Smith in July since evenings lows in Big Pine Key dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife


— 2 nights

The Village of Islands

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally view the masterpieces at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Islamorada day trip planner.

You can drive from Big Pine Key to Islamorada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Key West

— 2 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.
On the 20th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Hemingway Rum -Papa's Pilar Distillery, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally don't miss a visit to Duval Street.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Key West vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Islamorada to Key West in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Key West are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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.