8 days in New Jersey & Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in New Jersey & Florida Keys Itinerary

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Drive
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Montclair
— 1 day
Drive
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Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive
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Marathon
— 1 night
Drive
4
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly
5
Princeton
— 1 night
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Montclair

Montclair is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. On the 27th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church, have fun at Gun For Hire Shooting Range, then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Garden State, and finally learn about winemaking at Melovino Meadery.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Montclair attractions planner.

New York City to Montclair is an approximately 1-hour car ride. Traveling from New York City in December, expect little chillier with lows of 30°F in Montclair. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Key Largo.

Things to do in Montclair

Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

1
night
Key Largo

Diving Capital of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, test your team's savvy at Kingdom Escape Games, then glide peacefully along the water with PADDLE! The Florida Keys, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Key Largo journey maker app.

You can drive from Montclair to Key Largo in 19.5 hours. Traveling from Montclair in December, expect Key Largo to be much warmer, temps between 79°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

1
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Marathon

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, then fly like a bird with Z Flight Watersports, then see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Marathon trip maker website.

Getting from Key Largo to Marathon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in December, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

4
nights
Key West

Conch Republic

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 wildlife, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, and meet the residents at Key West Aquarium.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Key West road trip website.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Key West sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Princeton.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

1
night
Princeton

College Town

Best known as the home of Princeton University, the town of Princeton centers around the Ivy League school and its stone, vine-covered buildings.
On the 3rd (Sun), deepen your understanding at Princeton University, test your problem-solving skills at Amazing Escape Room Princeton, admire the masterpieces at Princeton University Art Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Princeton University Chapel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Trinity Church.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Princeton trip planning app.

Fly from Key West to Princeton in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Key West in January, things will get cooler in Princeton: highs are around 39°F and lows about 23°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Princeton

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

New Jersey travel guide

3.9
Casinos · Shopping Malls · Beaches
The Garden State
Often overshadowed by its legendary neighbor, New York, New Jersey holds its own as a land of thriving industrial cities, sprawling farmland, and lively coastal towns. Called the Garden State, New Jersey is a hub of entertainment and cultural attractions for the east coast, from the famous sandy beaches and carnival-like atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to alluring Atlantic City, the Las Vegas of the east. New Jersey also boasts a wealth of historical places to visit, including battle sites and memorials, such as George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters.

Florida Keys travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks · Wildlife Areas
An archipelago of about 1,700 islands extending in a gentle arc south and southwest of Florida's mainland, the Florida Keys divide the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico. Many visitors on vacation come to scuba dive in the coral reefs, fossilized and exposed as sea levels declined over thousands of years. In addition to being one of the world's top diving and fishing spots, the Keys feature hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, and various tourist attractions, most of them crowded all year long with visitors on vacation. To soak up the Keys' atmosphere and discover writer Ernest Hemingway's former haunts, drive from one island to the other all the way to Key West, located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba.