8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Keys trip planner

Make it your trip
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Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive
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Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Key Largo

— 1 night

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 27th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care, then stop by Florida Keys Key Lime Products, and then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Capt. Sterling's Everglades Eco-Tours and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Key Largo sightseeing planning site.

New York City to Key Largo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in March, expect Key Largo to be much hotter, temps between 79°F and 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

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 29th (Mon): get outside with A Lil' Tail Charters, look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery.

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

Islamorada is just a short distance from Key Largo. Traveling from Key Largo in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 69°F in Islamorada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church, then examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marathon travel website.

Drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in March, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors

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 is known for wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion, and don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Key West online tour builder.

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 79°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.