8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly + bus:  8​h
1
Marathon
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Cleveland

4
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 get in some beach time at Bahia Honda State Park and Sunset Park Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Dolphin Research Center and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Marathon side-trips: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Islamorada) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Calusa Beach, snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marathon online trip itinerary builder .

Cleveland to Marathon is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, Marathon is a bit warmer than Cleveland - with highs of 90°F and lows of 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Islamorada, Big Pine Key, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, Sunset Park Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Smathers Beach and South Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Higgs Beach and Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort Zachary Taylor, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and take in panoramic vistas at Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum.

To find reviews and more tourist information, use the Key West sightseeing planner .

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Smathers Beach ©
Smathers Beach
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center ©
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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