Route & dates
11 days in Florida Keys Itinerary
Start: New York City
Bus + Fly: 6 h
Key West— 5 nights
Bus: 1 h 15 min
Marathon— 4 nights
Bus + Fly + Bus: 7 h 45 min
End: New York City
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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.Key West is known for wildlife, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, categoryPhrases.phrase.deepen_your_appreciation_for_local_ecosystems_through Sebago Key West, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, and take a tour by water with SUP Key West.
To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Key West holiday planner.
New York City to Key West is an approximately 6- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Key West at 90°F and lows at 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Marathon.
Things to do in Key West
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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 find plenty of places to visit near Marathon: Key Largo (Sail Fish Scuba, Dolphins Plus Bayside, &more), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Islamorada (Rain Barrel Village & Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery). There's still lots to do: stroll through Bahia Honda State Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Anne's Beach, snap pictures at Old Seven Mile Bridge, and identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital.
To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Marathon online trip itinerary builder.
Getting from Key West to Marathon by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Marathon
Key Largo, Islamorada, Bahia Honda State Park
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