5 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

5 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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5 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  7 h
1
Dry Tortugas National Park
— Few hours
Travel:  3 h 45 min
2
Key West
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Marathon
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Islamorada
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Newark

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Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park ©
What Dry Tortugas National Park lacks in size, it makes up for in abundance of marine life.
For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Dry Tortugas National Park road trip site .

Newark to Dry Tortugas National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Newark in August since evenings lows in Dry Tortugas National Park dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Dry Tortugas National Park

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Fort Jefferson ©
Fort Jefferson

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): stop by Peppers of Key West, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Key West trip builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Dry Tortugas National Park to Key West with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Key West are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Tours Adventure Outdoors
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Research Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park, and then take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Marathon sightseeing site .

Getting from Key West to Marathon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Islamorada.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Dolphin Research Center ©
Dolphin Research Center
Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Seven Mile Bridge ©
Seven Mile Bridge

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Islamorada

Islamorada ©
Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at Hooked on Books, then get a taste of the local shopping with Michelle Nicole Lowe Art Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Anne's Beach. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with The Rain Barrel Artisan Village, then stop by Bella Sol Fragrance Bar and Gifts, then take in the exciting artwork at Old Road Gallery, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Islamorada vacation maker .

You can drive from Marathon to Islamorada in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. August in Islamorada sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 80°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Islamorada

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Key Largo
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling

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