7 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

7 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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7 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Bus:  6​h 30​min
1
Marathon
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Charlotte

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Sombrero Beach and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon travel route planning site .

Charlotte to Marathon is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Charlotte in October: highs in Marathon hover around 87°F, while lows dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
San Pablo Catholic Church ©
San Pablo Catholic Church

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Zachary Taylor and Saint Mary Star of the Sea. Spend the 30th (Tue) airborne with a parasailing or paragliding tour. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, make a trip to Duval Street, and steep yourself in history at Oldest House & Garden Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West online visit planner .

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Key West sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Key West Cemetery ©
Key West Cemetery

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