8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h
1
Key West
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Key Largo
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: New York City

4
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, browse the exhibits of Truman Little White House, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary planner .

New York City to Key West is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Key West at 86°F and lows at 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Kayaking & Canoeing
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea

1
night
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 29th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Marathon day trip planning app .

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Marathon sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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 30th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then identify plant and animal life at Molasses Reef. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove.

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

You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in October, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Molasses Reef ©
Molasses Reef
Spiegel Grove ©
Spiegel Grove

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