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
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Marathon
— 2 nights
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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 18th (Fri), see the vivid underwater world at North Dry Rocks, identify plant and animal life at Grecian Rocks, and then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Island Dolphin Care, explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove, then look for all kinds of wild species at Molasses Reef, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

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Atlanta to Key Largo is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. June in Key Largo sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · 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 20th (Sun): get outside with Contagious Charters, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator Reef Light House, then get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Islamorada trip itinerary builder.

Islamorada is just a short distance from Key Largo. In June in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums · Adventure

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, get a taste of the local shopping with Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, then kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then explore the gorgeous colors at Sombrero Reef, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marathon vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Marathon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Marathon, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 79°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Fort Zachary Taylor will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vandenberg Wreck and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, view the masterpieces at Art On Duval Key West, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists & Friends Gallery.

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Drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Key West are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Key West

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.