8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Evansville
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 45​min
1
Islamorada
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Evansville

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Let the collections at History of Diving Museum and Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography capture your imagination. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Islamorada: John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (in Key Largo) and Marathon (The Turtle Hospital & Sombrero Beach). There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Dolphin Research Center, stop by Scooby's Popcorn, and sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Islamorada trip planner .

Evansville to Islamorada is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Evansville to Islamorada due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Evansville in December; daily highs in Islamorada reach 80°F and lows reach 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Key Largo, Marathon
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Visit Bahia Honda State Park and Fort Zachary Taylor for some beach relaxation. Let the collections at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Truman Little White House capture your imagination. When in Key West, make a side trip to see National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key, approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, get a taste of the local shopping with 7 Artists & Friends, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip website .

You can take a bus from Islamorada to Key West in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Key West, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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