5 days in Florida Keys & Everglades National Park Itinerary

5 days in Florida Keys & Everglades National Park Itinerary

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Key Largo
Bus
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Everglades National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Key Colony Beach
— 1 night
Drive
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Key West
— 2 nights
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Key Largo

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and then step aboard African Queen Canal Cruise.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Key Largo attractions planner.

Knoxville to Key Largo is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Knoxville in March, you will find days in Key Largo are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are much hotter (63°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Everglades National Park.
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Everglades National Park — 1 night

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S. Overflow from Lake Okeechobee into the Florida Bay formed these wetlands, which are home to manatees, American crocodiles, Florida panthers, and an array of wading birds, land birds, and birds of prey.
On the 6th (Mon), stroll through Gumbo Limbo Trail and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Shark Valley Visitor Center.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Everglades National Park route maker tool.

Take a bus from Key Largo to Everglades National Park in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Key Largo in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Everglades National Park, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Key Colony Beach.
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Key Colony Beach — 1 night

Key Colony Beach is a municipality in the middle of the Florida Keys, Monroe County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sombrero Beach, identify plant and animal life at The Turtle Hospital, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Key Colony Beach online trip planner.

You can drive from Everglades National Park to Key Colony Beach in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Key West.
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Key West — 2 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Mallory Square, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, and then don't miss a visit to Duval Street.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Key Colony Beach to Key West in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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Florida Keys travel guide

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An archipelago of about 1,700 islands extending in a gentle arc south and southwest of Florida's mainland, the Florida Keys divide the Atlantic from the Gulf of Mexico. Many visitors on vacation come to scuba dive in the coral reefs, fossilized and exposed as sea levels declined over thousands of years. In addition to being one of the world's top diving and fishing spots, the Keys feature hundreds of shops, restaurants, bars, and various tourist attractions, most of them crowded all year long with visitors on vacation. To soak up the Keys' atmosphere and discover writer Ernest Hemingway's former haunts, drive from one island to the other all the way to Key West, located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba.
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