13 days in United States Itinerary

13 days in United States Itinerary

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13 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville, Florida
+2
Drive + Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 30 min
1
Key Largo
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Islamorada
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Marathon
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Key West
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h
5
Big Pine Key
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h
6
Miami
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4 h
End: Jacksonville, Florida

3
nights
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.
You've added Scooby's Popcorn, florida keys key lime products, Sharkey's Pub & Galley Restaurant, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Robert Is Here, identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Key Largo vacation site .

Jacksonville to Key Largo is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Jacksonville in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key Largo, with lows of 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key Largo

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Robert Is Here
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Scuba & Snorkeling
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park ©

3
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zero Dress Code Boutique, Florida Keys History & Discovery Center, Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, and other attractions you added. There's much more to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, get engrossed in the history at History of Diving Museum, view the masterpieces at Old Road Gallery, and shop like a local with Rain Barrel Village.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Islamorada day trip app .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Islamorada takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Islamorada, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Museums Tours
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Anne's Beach ©
Anne's Beach
Theater of the Sea ©
Theater of the Sea
Indian Key State Historic Site ©
Indian Key State Historic Site

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Keys Fisheries Bar, Pigeon Key Foundation and Seven Mile Bridge. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): snap pictures at Seven Mile Bridge, get a taste of local nightlife at Keys Fisheries Bar, get answers to all your questions at Pigeon Key Foundation, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and finally examine the collection at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center.

For reviews, maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Marathon trip itinerary app .

Getting from Islamorada to Marathon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to 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
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Smathers Beach. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, make a trip to Duval Street, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and stroll around Mallory Square.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Key West trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a bus from Marathon to Key West in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in May, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the bus ride to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Mallory Square ©
Mallory Square

1
day
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Out of the Blue Gallery, Big Pine Kayak Adventures and National Key Deer Refuge. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): paddle through the water with Big Pine Kayak Adventures, identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, and then look for gifts at Out of the Blue Gallery.

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Big Pine Key trip planning tool .

Getting from Key West to Big Pine Key by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In May, daily temperatures in Big Pine Key can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Big Pine Kayak Adventures Inc ©
Big Pine Kayak Adventures Inc
Out of the Blue Gallery ©
Out of the Blue Gallery

1
night
Miami

Miami
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
To find photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Miami sightseeing website .

You can drive from Big Pine Key to Miami in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Tours Parks
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