8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  6 h
Key West
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: New York City

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 Dry Tortugas National Park. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Zachary Taylor and Smathers Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, get engrossed in the history at Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Key West trip website.

New York City to Key West is an approximately 6- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Key West, with lows of 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
St. Paul's Episcopal Church ©
St. Paul's Episcopal Church


Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sundance Watersports and Seven Mile Bridge. Relax by the water at Bahia Honda State Park and Coco Plum Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset Park Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, take in the views from Old Seven Mile Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pablo Catholic Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Marathon trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Marathon are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bahia Honda State Park, Sundance Watersports, Sunset Park Beach
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sunset Park Beach ©
Sunset Park Beach
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach


Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Indian Key State Historic Site, then stroll through Anne's Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Islamorada trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Marathon to Islamorada by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Islamorada

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
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Indian Key State Historic Site ©
Indian Key State Historic Site
Anne's Beach ©
Anne's Beach
Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery ©