9 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

9 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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9 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Fargo
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Marathon
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Fargo

3
nights
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bahia Honda State Park and Sombrero Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marathon: Key Largo (Island Dolphin Care & Scuba & Snorkeling), Islamorada (Petals With Pizzazz & Fishing Charters & Tours) and Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital and take in the exciting artwork at Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Marathon trip planner .

Fargo to Marathon is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Fargo to Marathon is 1 hour. In December, Marathon is much warmer than Fargo - with highs of 80°F and lows of 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Key Largo, Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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.
Bring the kids along to Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Fort Zachary Taylor. Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the waterfront at Mallory Square, and take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Key West itinerary builder site .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in December, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Fishing Charters & Tours

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