Route & dates
9 days in Florida Keys Itinerary
Start: George Town, Grand Cayman
Fly: 7 h
Key West— 3 nights
Bus: 1 h 15 min
Marathon— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly: 5 h
End: George Town, Grand Cayman
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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.Visit Fort Zachary Taylor and Smathers Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Fury Water Adventures Key West and SUP Key West. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, add some adventure to your tour with Sebago Key West, see what you can catch with Captain Hook Fishing Charters, and get active on the water at Linda D Sportfishing.
For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Key West online day trip planner.
George Town, Cayman Islands to Key West is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Marathon.
Things to do in Key West
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:
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.Visiting Bahia Honda State Park and Florida Keys Reel Adventures will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Sombrero Beach and Anne's Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Marathon side-trips: Key Largo (Ocean Divers & Sail Fish Scuba) and Islamorada (Islamorada Dive Center & Bud n' Mary's Sportfishing Marina). Next up on the itinerary: add some fun to your beach time Captain Hook's, take in the views from Old Seven Mile Bridge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center.
To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Marathon tour itinerary website.
Traveling by bus from Key West to Marathon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Marathon sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Marathon
Islamorada, Key Largo, Bahia Honda State Park
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:
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