8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Keys trip planner
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Key Largo
— 2 nights
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Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Key West
— 1 night
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Key Largo — 2 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Anhinga Trail and Swim with Dolphins. Visiting Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Grecian Rocks will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at North Dry Rocks, admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, stroll around Harry Harris Park, and stop by Shell World Florida Keys.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Key Largo trip itinerary planner.

Raleigh to Key Largo is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails
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Islamorada — 2 nights

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Alligator Reef Light House, then kick back and relax at Anne's Beach, then sample the tasty concoctions at Florida Keys Brewing Company, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery - MM82. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Library Beach Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Islamorada is just a stone's throw from Key Largo. July in Islamorada sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marathon.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Marathon — 2 nights

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 14th (Thu), kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park and then see the vivid underwater world at Sombrero Reef. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphin Connection, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Park Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Marathon driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Marathon, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Key West.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
Side Trips

Key West — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then stop by We Cycle.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Key West trip planner.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Key West, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
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Florida Keys travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Parasailing & Paragliding · Landmarks
An archipelago of about 1,700 islands extending in a gentle arc south and southwest of Florida's mainland, the Florida Keys divide the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico. Many visitors on vacation come to scuba dive in the coral reefs, fossilized and exposed as sea levels declined over thousands of years. In addition to being one of the world's top diving and fishing spots, the Keys feature hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, and various tourist attractions, most of them crowded all year long with visitors on vacation. To soak up the Keys' atmosphere and discover writer Ernest Hemingway's former haunts, drive from one island to the other all the way to Key West, located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba.