8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Dayton
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Key West
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Key Largo
— 2 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
End: Dayton

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.
Key West is known for museums, adventure, nightlife, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary planning website .

Dayton to Key West is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Dayton in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Key West, with highs around 86°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park and then identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and finally take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon tour itinerary builder app .

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anne's Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park, and finally look for gifts at Sandal Kingdom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Getting from Marathon to Key Largo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Key Largo are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Anne's Beach ©
Anne's Beach

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