7 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

7 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Keys trip builder

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Key Largo
— 1 day
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Islamorada
— 1 night
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Key Largo

— 1 day

Diving Capital of the World

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.
On the 19th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Key Largo trip itinerary builder tool.

Minneapolis to Key Largo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in March, with highs in Key Largo at 79°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Islamorada

— 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Theater of the Sea. On the 20th (Sun), see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then fulfill a lifelong dream with Theater of the Sea.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Islamorada vacation planning site.

Islamorada is just a short distance from Key Largo. Traveling from Key Largo in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 69°F in Islamorada. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
You've now added Kayaking & Canoeing to your itinerary. On the 21st (Mon), identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Marathon road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Marathon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dry Tortugas National Park as well as Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion, stroll through Mallory Square, and admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Key West day trip tool.

Drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in March, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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.