6 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

6 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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6 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
1
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Tampa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and then enjoy some diversion at The Art Studio.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marathon day trip planning site .

Tampa to Marathon is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Tampa in November, Marathon is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

4
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.
Key West is known for adventure, museums, nightlife, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Key West trip builder app .

Take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in November, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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