9 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

9 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida Keys travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marathon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Key West
— 3 nights
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Key Largo

— 2 nights

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 1st (Thu), step aboard USCG Duane, observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, and then take a tour of SS Benwood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, stop by Florida Keys Key Lime Products, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Brewery & Distillery.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Key Largo trip itinerary website.

Durham to Key Largo is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Key Largo when traveling from Durham in June, with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Marathon

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Old Seven Mile Bridge and San Pablo Catholic Church. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Reef, see the interesting displays at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Sunset Park Beach, and immerse yourself in nature at Curry Hammock State Park.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Marathon road trip app.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in July, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Key West

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Key West Historic Seaport. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Key West Garden Club, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, pause for some photo ops at Key West AIDS Memorial, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Key West First Legal Rum Distillery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Key West holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Key West sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Florida Keys travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Landmarks · Parasailing & Paragliding
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.