8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 15​min
1
Islamorada
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dry Tortugas National Park
— 1 night
Travel:  1​h 45​min
3
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Islamorada

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 15th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Islamorada trip itinerary planner .

Detroit to Islamorada is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Detroit in December, with highs in Islamorada at 80°F and lows at 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Dry Tortugas National Park.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Marathon, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

1
night
Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park ©
What Dry Tortugas National Park lacks in size, it makes up for in abundance of marine life.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Garden Key, then explore the striking landscape at Little Africa, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Jefferson.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dry Tortugas National Park trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Islamorada to Dry Tortugas National Park. December in Dry Tortugas National Park sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Dry Tortugas National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fort Jefferson ©
Fort Jefferson
Garden Key ©
Garden Key

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Saint Mary Star of the Sea. Do some cultural sightseeing at Key West Cemetery and Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the pleasant sights at Key West Garden Club, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West day trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Dry Tortugas National Park to Key West. December in Key West sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea
St. Paul's Episcopal Church ©
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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