8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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Key Largo
— 1 night
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 4 nights
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Key Largo

Diving Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): step aboard African Queen Canal Cruise. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Key Largo trip planner.

Knoxville to Key Largo is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Knoxville in December: high temperatures in Key Largo hover around 79°F and lows are around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Marathon

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.
On the 30th (Wed), see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, then see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and finally shop like a local with Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

4
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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.
Key West is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Key West attractions planner.

Getting from Marathon to Key West by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

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.