8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Keys journey planner

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

— 2 nights

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.
Key Largo is known for wildlife, nature, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, and step aboard SS Benwood.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Key Largo trip planner.

Phoenix to Key Largo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Phoenix, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Key Largo, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · 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 28th (Thu): get outside with Satisfaction Charters Inc., look for gifts at Bella Sol Fragrance Bar and Gifts, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Islamorada day trip planning tool.

Islamorada is very close to Key Largo. October in Islamorada sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Marathon

— 1 night

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 29th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marathon online vacation planner.

You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Marathon are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and make a trip to Duval Street.

To see reviews and tourist information, go to the Key West tour planner.

Traveling by car from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Key West sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.