8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Key West
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Islamorada
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Truman Little White House and Curry Mansion are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and The Studios of Key West. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Collections Key West, shop like a local with Key West Pottery, and hunt for treasures at Sunset Celebration.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles to Key West is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Key West, with lows of 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, stop by Christina's Consignment Boutique, then take in the exciting artwork at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Marathon trip planner .

Getting from Key West to Marathon by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography ©

1
night
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 19th (Sat), shop like a local with Lobster Trap Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery, shop like a local with Gallery Morada, then get a taste of the local shopping with Old Road Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Zero Dress Code Boutique.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Islamorada trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Marathon to Islamorada takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in October, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Islamorada

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery ©
Pasta Pantaleo Signature Gallery
Old Road Gallery ©
Old Road Gallery

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