8 days in Florida Keys & Miami Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys & Miami Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip planner

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Islamorada
— 1 night
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Miami
— 1 night
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Islamorada

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Old Road Gallery and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Islamorada visit planner.

Miami Beach to Islamorada is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. March in Islamorada sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Transportation · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Marathon

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): kick back and relax at Sunset Park Beach, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, and then pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Islamorada to Marathon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Key West Garden Club and Key West Cemetery will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, sample the fine beverages at Key West Distilling, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Key West online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Key West are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Museums

Miami

— 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): wander the streets of Wynwood, then appreciate the history behind Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Haulover Beach Park.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Miami trip planner.

Getting from Key West to Miami by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. March in Miami sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Miami

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Florida Keys travel guide

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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.