9 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

9 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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9 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Columbia
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
1
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Key West
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Columbia

2
nights
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 16th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Islamorada Beer Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Islamorada trip planner.

Columbia to Islamorada is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Columbia in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Islamorada, with lows of 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Key Largo
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Marathon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Islamorada to Marathon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Marathon sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

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 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll around Mallory Square, and don't miss a visit to Duval Street.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Key West vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Key West, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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