8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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Key Largo
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Key West
— 4 nights


Key Largo — 2 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Robert Is Here in Homestead (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll through Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, relax and rejuvenate at Island Flow Yoga, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Key Largo trip itinerary planner.

Cape Coral to Key Largo is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Key Largo can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marathon.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Side Trips

Marathon — 1 night

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 25th (Sun): take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marathon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Marathon are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Key West.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip

Key West — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, make a trip to Southernmost Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip maker tool.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Key West sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Florida Keys travel guide

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.