7 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

7 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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7 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
1
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Columbus

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Key Largo online trip maker .

Columbus to Key Largo is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Columbus in July, expect Key Largo to be a bit warmer, temps between 89°F and 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Spiegel Grove ©
Spiegel Grove
Molasses Reef ©
Molasses Reef

1
night
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Library Beach Park, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Islamorada trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Islamorada takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Marathon

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 (Wed), cast your line with a fishing tour, then identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, and then take in the views from Old Seven Mile Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and then see the vivid underwater world at Sombrero Reef.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip app .

You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Fishing Charters & Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Seven Mile Bridge ©
Seven Mile Bridge

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.
On the 19th (Fri), see the vivid underwater world at Vandenberg Wreck and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, browse the exhibits of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West travel planner .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

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Vandenberg Wreck ©
Vandenberg Wreck
Kayaking & Canoeing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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