8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
1
Marathon
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 15​min
End: New York City

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at San Pablo Catholic Church and Indian Key State Historic Site. Visit Bahia Honda State Park and Sunset Park Beach for some beach relaxation. When in Marathon, make a side trip to see Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center in Tavernier, approximately 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, stroll through Calusa Beach, and take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marathon travel planner.

New York City to Marathon is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In November, Marathon is much hotter than New York City - with highs of 82°F and lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Big Pine Key, Islamorada, Sunset Park Beach, Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Highlights from your plan
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge

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.
Visit Truman Little White House and Fort Zachary Taylor for their historical value. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, make a trip to Southernmost Point, take in the waterfront at Mallory Square, and steep yourself in history at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planner .

Getting from Marathon to Key West by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. November in Key West sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 73°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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