8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Shuttle:  9 h 45 min
1
Marathon
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Phoenix

3
nights
Marathon

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marathon: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Islamorada), Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center (in Tavernier) and Key Largo (Island Dolphin Care, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, and identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Marathon trip itinerary maker.

Phoenix to Marathon is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Phoenix to Marathon, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Phoenix in March, Marathon is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Key Largo, Fishing Charters & Tours, Bahia Honda State Park
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park

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.
Key West is known for wildlife, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, browse the exhibits of Truman Little White House, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Marathon to Key West takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daytime highs in Key West are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Scuba & Snorkeling

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