7 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

7 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Keys sightseeing planner

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Fly to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, Shuttle to Marathon
— 3 nights
Key West
— 3 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'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Bahia Honda State Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Marathon: Old Road Gallery (in Islamorada), Tavernier (Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center & Scooby's Popcorn) and Sugarloaf Key Bat Tower (in Sugarloaf). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and view the masterpieces at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

Plan my day in Marathon using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Houston to Marathon is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Marathon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in October, Marathon is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Key West

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.
Family-friendly places like The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Scuba & Snorkeling will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point, and explore and take pictures at The Overseas Highway.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Key West journey planning website.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Key West, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Florida Keys travel guide

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.