9 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

9 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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9 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Boise
Fly + Shuttle:  11​h
1
Islamorada
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Bus:  45​min
4
Key West
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Boise

1
day
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, get interesting insight from Key Largo Adventures - an Islamorada Boat Charter, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anne's Beach, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Islamorada trip builder site .

Boise to Islamorada is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Boise to Islamorada, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boise in August, Islamorada is a bit warmer at night with lows of 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
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Anne's Beach ©
Anne's Beach

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Marathon route maker website .

You can drive from Islamorada to Marathon in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©

1
night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. On the 27th (Mon), look for gifts at Out of the Blue Gallery, identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, and then admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Big Pine Key day trip planner.

Big Pine Key is just a stone's throw from Marathon. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Out of the Blue Gallery ©
Out of the Blue Gallery

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Key West Cemetery. Get in touch with nature at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Parasailing & Paragliding. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. There's much more to do: admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and don't miss a visit to Truman Little White House.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Key West online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Big Pine Key to Key West takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Key West, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Parks
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Dry Tortugas National Park ©
Dry Tortugas National Park

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