7 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

7 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Keys trip planner

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Key West
— 3 nights
Dry Tortugas National Park
— 1 night



— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): look for gifts at Ocean Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, stroll through Anne's Beach, stroll through Dolphin Research Center, then shop like a local with Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Bella Sol Fragrance Bar and Gifts.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Islamorada attractions planner.

Tulsa to Islamorada is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tulsa to Islamorada, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Tulsa in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Islamorada: temperatures range from 87°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Alan S. Maltz Gallery. Let the collections at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Key West Pottery capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, view the masterpieces at KEPart Studio-Gallery, stop by Rock House Masterpieces, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Key West itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Key West takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Dry Tortugas National Park.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Museums

Dry Tortugas National Park

— 1 night
What Dry Tortugas National Park lacks in size, it makes up for in abundance of marine life.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Little Africa and then explore and take pictures at Fort Jefferson.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dry Tortugas National Park online day trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Key West to Dry Tortugas National Park in 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Dry Tortugas National Park can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dry Tortugas National Park

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Florida Keys travel guide

Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks · Parasailing & Paragliding
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.