9 days in Continental USA Itinerary

9 days in Continental USA Itinerary

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9 days in Continental USA Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + shuttle:  10​h 45​min
1
Marathon
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Seattle

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dolphin Research Center and Seven Mile Bridge. You'll get in some beach time at Sombrero Beach and Bahia Honda State Park. Take a break from Marathon with a short trip to Fishing Charters & Tours in Islamorada, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center and head outdoors with Gemini Dream Charters.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Marathon sightseeing planner.

Seattle to Marathon is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Marathon due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Seattle in December: high temperatures in Marathon hover around 80°F and lows are around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

4
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 Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum and Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Key West sightseeing planner .

Getting from Marathon to Key West by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December in Key West, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum ©

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