7 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

7 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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7 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  5​h
1
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Key Largo
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

2
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, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, shop like a local with 7 Artists & Friends, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West online attractions planner .

Washington DC to Key West is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Washington DC in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key West, with lows of 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. On the 6th (Sat), stop by Out of the Blue Gallery, immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park, and then kick back and relax at Calusa Beach.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Big Pine Key travel route planner .

You can take a bus from Key West to Big Pine Key in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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 7th (Sun): kick back and relax at Anne's Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Park Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, and finally stroll through Sombrero Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Marathon trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Marathon is very close to Big Pine Key. In July, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sunset Park Beach, Anne's Beach
Highlights from your plan
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Sunset Park Beach ©
Sunset Park Beach
Anne's Beach ©
Anne's Beach

2
nights
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
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 8th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove. Keep things going the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Key Largo trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key Largo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Marathon in July since evenings lows in Key Largo dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care

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