6 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

6 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Keys travel planner

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Key West
— 3 nights
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Bus to Key West, Fly to Newark

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and The Overseas Highway. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, sample the fine beverages at Key West Distilling, and get a taste of the local shopping with Alan S. Maltz Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary builder tool.

Newark to Key West is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Newark in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Key West: highs are around 88°F and lows about 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Marathon

— 2 nights

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 14th (Sun), stroll through Sombrero Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Anne's Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Marathon vacation maker website.

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Marathon are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.