8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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Key Largo
— 1 night
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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.
On the 2nd (Sun), stroll through Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and then explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then test your team's savvy at Kingdom Escape Games.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Key Largo journey builder tool.

South Bend to Key Largo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from South Bend in May, you will find days in Key Largo are a bit warmer (85°F), and nights are much hotter (72°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Florida Keys Brewing Company.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Islamorada online travel route builder.

Islamorada is just a short distance from Key Largo. May in Islamorada sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

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 5th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Turtle Hospital, then take the plunge with Skydive Key West, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Marathon trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Marathon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Marathon are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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 museums, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Key West driving holiday tool.

Getting from Marathon to Key West by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Florida Keys travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks · Parasailing & Paragliding
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.