9 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

9 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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9 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
1
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Raleigh

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 12th (Fri), stop by Bayshore Clothing. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, stop by Out of the Blue Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip builder .

Raleigh to Marathon is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Raleigh in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Marathon, with highs around 86°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

2
nights
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
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 15th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anne's Beach, and then tour the water at your own pace with Key Largo Adventures - an Islamorada Boat Charter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): meet the residents at Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, meet the residents at Island Dolphin Care, and then admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

Planning Key Largo trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Key Largo when traveling from Marathon in April, with lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Islamorada
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3
nights
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.
Head to Uva Wine Shop & Bar and Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppefor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Fort Zachary Taylor. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, stop by Tucker's Provisions, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunset Celebration.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Key West trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Key Largo to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In April in Key West, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

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Parasailing & Paragliding
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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