8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
1
Key West
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Key Largo
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h
End: Orlando, Florida

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.
Bring the kids along to Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Key West Aquarium. And it doesn't end there: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, make a trip to Mallory Square, and admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Key West day trip planning tool.

Orlando to Key West is an approximately 4.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Orlando in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Parasailing & Paragliding
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bahia Honda State Park and Dolphin Research Center. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, browse the collection at Monroe County Public Library, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Park Beach, and identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marathon holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in May, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sunset Park Beach, Bahia Honda State Park
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): see the vivid underwater world at Spiegel Grove, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, and finally identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Key Largo vacation planner.

Drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marathon in May, expect little chillier with lows of 72°F in Key Largo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

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