8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + shuttle:  12​h 30​min
1
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours, then identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Anhinga Trail, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, and finally take a tour of Spiegel Grove.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Key Largo travel itinerary planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Key Largo is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 3 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in February, with highs in Key Largo at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Anhinga Trail
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

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.
On the 18th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, stroll through Sombrero Beach, view the masterpieces at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, then identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pigeon Key Foundation, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Marathon Garden Club.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Marathon trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Key Largo in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Marathon, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, then examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Curry Mansion.

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Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Key West sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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