9 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

9 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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Key Largo
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Key West
— 5 nights


Key Largo

— 1 night

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.
On the 7th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Key Largo trip itinerary maker website.

New York City to Key Largo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in April; daily highs in Key Largo reach 83°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks


— 2 nights

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.
On the 8th (Wed), kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, then look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sugarloaf Key Bat Tower.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marathon trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Key Largo to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marathon when traveling from Key Largo in April, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Key West

— 5 nights

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.
Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, get a taste of the local shopping with Alan S. Maltz Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Curry Mansion.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Florida Keys travel guide

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.