4 days in Key West & Marathon Itinerary

4 days in Key West & Marathon Itinerary

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4 days in Key West & Marathon Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville, Florida
Drive + Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Key West
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Marathon
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
End: Jacksonville, Florida

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Key West road trip tool .

Jacksonville to Key West is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Jacksonville in July, Key West is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Vandenberg Wreck ©
Vandenberg Wreck
Key West Firehouse Museum ©
Key West Firehouse Museum

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 31st (Wed): stroll through Bahia Honda State Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Marathon trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Marathon are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center

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