6 days in Greater Miami & The Beaches, Marathon & Key West Itinerary

6 days in Greater Miami & The Beaches, Marathon & Key West Itinerary

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6 days in Greater Miami & The Beaches, Marathon & Key West Itinerary

Start: Miami
Drive:  15​min
1
Key Biscayne
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Homestead
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Miami

1
day
Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne ©
Key Biscayne is an island town in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. On the 2nd (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, admire the natural beauty at Gardens of Crandon Park, and then stroll through Crandon Park Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Key Biscayne online trip itinerary builder .

Miami to Key Biscayne is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Key Biscayne can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Homestead.

Things to do in Key Biscayne

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park ©
Crandon Park Beach ©
Crandon Park Beach

1
night
Homestead

Homestead ©
Homestead is a city within Miami-Dade County in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): explore and take pictures at Knaus Berry Farm, then stop by R.F. Orchids, then identify plant and animal life at Everglades Alligator Farm, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Anhinga Trail.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Homestead trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Key Biscayne to Homestead takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Homestead are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Homestead

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Anhinga Trail
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Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Everglades Alligator Farm ©
Everglades Alligator Farm
Knaus Berry Farm ©
Knaus Berry Farm

2
nights
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 4th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sombrero Reef, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Marathon trip tool .

Drive from Homestead to Marathon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Homestead in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Marathon, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Islamorada
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then take in the pleasant sights at Key West Garden Club. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip builder .

You can drive from Homestead to Key West in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Kayaking & Canoeing

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