8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Key West
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Islamorada
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Durham

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, and take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Key West online trip builder .

Durham to Key West is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Durham in May, expect Key West to be a bit warmer, temps between 85°F and 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
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 5th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Marathon trip itinerary builder tool .

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Seven Mile Bridge ©
Seven Mile Bridge
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

2
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore and take pictures at African Queen Canal Cruise, then meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Lobster Trap Art Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Islamorada day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Islamorada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Key Largo
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
History of Diving Museum ©
History of Diving Museum
Parasailing & Paragliding

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