8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Key West
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Islamorada
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Key Largo
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  10​h
End: Seattle

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then take in the waterfront at Mallory Square, and finally make a trip to Florida Keys Historical Military Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, make a trip to Southernmost Point, and then don't miss a visit to Duval Street.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Key West day trip website .

Seattle to Key West is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Key West is 3 hours. When traveling from Seattle in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Key West: temperatures range from 88°F by day to 80°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
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 16th (Wed): kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, then snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Pigeon Key Foundation, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital.

Make your Marathon itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 18th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Florida Keys Brewing Company, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Islamorada road trip app .

You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Islamorada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Florida Keys Brewing Company ©
Florida Keys Brewing Company

2
nights
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
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 19th (Sat), immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Key Largo travel route planning tool .

You can drive from Islamorada to Key Largo in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Key Largo can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Tours
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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park ©
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©

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