8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Chattanooga
+2
Drive + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
1
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Chattanooga

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Key Largo trip planner .

Chattanooga to Key Largo is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of car, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Chattanooga in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 75°F in Key Largo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Anhinga Trail
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Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
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.
On the 24th (Wed), kick back and relax at Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, and then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marathon day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Key West Garden Club and Key West Cemetery. Get some historical perspective at Fort Zachary Taylor and Truman Little White House. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, cruise along The Overseas Highway, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Key West journey planning website .

Take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Key West Cemetery ©
Key West Cemetery
Key West Garden Club ©
Key West Garden Club

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