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

1
night
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Lobster Trap Art Gallery and then sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Islamorada online trip builder .

Columbus to Islamorada is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Columbus in July, expect Islamorada to be a bit warmer, temps between 92°F and 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marathon.

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Key Largo
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Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then see the vivid underwater world at Sombrero Reef, then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marathon online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Marathon sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 81°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Key West.

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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography ©

3
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.
Get outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking & Canoeing. Popular historic sites such as Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: stop by Peppers of Key West, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Key West journey planner .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows 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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Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea
Kayaking & Canoeing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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