8 days in Key West, Key Largo & Dunnellon Itinerary

8 days in Key West, Key Largo & Dunnellon Itinerary

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8 days in Key West, Key Largo & Dunnellon Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Key West
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Key Largo
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Dunnellon
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia

2
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.
Saint Mary Star of the Sea and Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and Vandenberg Wreck. Take a break from Key West with a short trip to Kayaking & Canoeing in Marathon, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Key West Garden Club, sample the fine beverages at Key West First Legal Rum Distillery, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Key West road trip app .

Philadelphia to Key West is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Philadelphia in April, you will find days in Key West are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are warmer (74°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marathon
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Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea
Vandenberg Wreck ©
Vandenberg Wreck
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin Research Center and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Anhinga Trail. Take a break from Key Largo with a short trip to Everglades Alligator Farm in Homestead, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Spiegel Grove, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for gifts at Scooby's Popcorn, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Key Largo trip planner .

You can drive from Key West to Key Largo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Key West in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Key Largo, with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dunnellon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin Research Center, Anhinga Trail, Everglades Alligator Farm
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Spiegel Grove ©
Spiegel Grove

2
nights
Dunnellon

Dunnellon ©
Dunnellon is a city in Marion County, Florida, United States. On the 18th (Sat), walk around Blue Run of Dunnellon Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Rainbow Springs State Park, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): play a few rounds at Juliette Falls Golf and then explore the activities along Rainbow River.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dunnellon trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Key Largo to Dunnellon by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Key Largo in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 59°F in Dunnellon. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dunnellon

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Rainbow Springs State Park ©
Rainbow Springs State Park
Rainbow River ©
Rainbow River
Blue Run of Dunnellon Park ©
Blue Run of Dunnellon Park

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