7 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

7 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Keys trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive
2
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Key West
— 3 nights
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Key Largo

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): step aboard African Queen Canal Cruise, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then stop by florida keys key lime products, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Molasses Reef.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Key Largo road trip tool.

Boston to Key Largo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Boston in March, things will get much hotter in Key Largo: highs are around 79°F and lows about 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

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 17th (Tue), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery, take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, and finally take in the views from Old Seven Mile Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and finally kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Marathon online trip maker.

You can drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Key Largo in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Marathon, with lows of 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take in the pleasant sights at West Martello Tower, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, and identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip maker website.

Getting from Marathon to Key West by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.