9 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

9 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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9 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Houston
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Key West
— 5 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Houston

5
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.
Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Key West day trip planning app .

Houston to Key West is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
When in Islamorada, make a side trip to see John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo, approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable tour with Tours, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company, and meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Islamorada road trip website .

You can take a bus from Key West to Islamorada in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daytime highs in Islamorada are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Key Largo
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park ©
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

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