8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Islamorada
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Philadelphia

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary Star of the Sea. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, then stop by De La Gallery, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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Philadelphia to Key West is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Philadelphia in January: high temperatures in Key West hover around 76°F and lows are around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Spas & Wellness

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.
Visit Sunset Park Beach and Bahia Honda State Park for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin Research Center and Sombrero Beach. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and snap pictures at Old Seven Mile Bridge.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Marathon road trip planning site .

You can drive from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Marathon are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Sunset Park Beach
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
Sunset Park Beach ©
Sunset Park Beach

2
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
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 18th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then admire all the interesting features of African Queen Canal Cruise. On the next day, look for gifts at Bass Pro Shops, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then kick back and relax at Anne's Beach, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room.

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Drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Key Largo
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Anne's Beach ©
Anne's Beach

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