8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  7​h
1
Key West
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Islamorada
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Dallas

5
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.
You've now added Dolphin Watch to your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Smathers Beach and Fort Zachary Taylor. Get in touch with nature at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory. The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stop by Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe, engage your brain at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, and examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip itinerary maker.

Dallas to Key West is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Dallas in July: highs in Key West hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Key West

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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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2
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 7th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Anne's Beach, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Molasses Reef. On your second day here, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room, shop like a local with Lobster Trap Art Gift Shop and Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and finally get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Islamorada trip generator.

Traveling by car from Key West to Islamorada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Islamorada can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Islamorada

Wildlife Tours Parks

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Key Largo
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Molasses Reef
Swim with Dolphins

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