8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Cedar Rapids
Fly + Drive:  8​h
1
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Islamorada
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Cedar Rapids

1
night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. On the 8th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Big Pine Key online itinerary planner .

Cedar Rapids to Big Pine Key is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cedar Rapids to Big Pine Key due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cedar Rapids in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Big Pine Key, with highs around 88°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marathon
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

2
nights
Islamorada

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 9th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with a fishing tour and then sample the tasty concoctions at Florida Keys Brewing Company.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Islamorada trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Big Pine Key to Islamorada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Key Largo
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care

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.
Key West is known for wildlife, museums, adventure, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, steep yourself in history at Truman Little White House, make a trip to Southernmost Point, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Key West trip planner.

You can take a bus from Islamorada to Key West in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

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