17 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

17 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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17 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
1
Marathon
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Islamorada
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Key West
— 8 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Manchester

4
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marathon: Big Pine Key (National Key Deer Refuge & Fishing Charters & Tours). The adventure continues: admire the majestic nature at Bahia Honda State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Pigeon Key Foundation, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Marathon trip planner .

Manchester, UK to Marathon is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in May, with highs in Marathon at 36°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Big Pine Key
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach

4
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Islamorada is known for wildlife, adventure, museums, beaches, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, cast your line with a fishing tour, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and sample the tasty concoctions at Florida Keys Brewing Company.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Islamorada trip tool .

Drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Islamorada

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Key Largo
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Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care
Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours

8
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.
Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Dry Tortugas National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Key West day trip app .

Getting from Islamorada to Key West by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In May, daytime highs in Key West are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Parks
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

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