12 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

12 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

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12 days in Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Key Largo
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Long Key
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Little Torch Key
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
5
Big Pine Key
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Islamorada
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
7
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

1
day
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
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 16th (Sun): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Island Dolphin Care, then look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then see the vivid underwater world at Grecian Rocks.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Key Largo trip planning tool .

Fort Lauderdale to Key Largo is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Key Largo can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Long Key.

Things to do in Key Largo

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Grecian Rocks ©
Grecian Rocks
Island Dolphin Care ©
Island Dolphin Care

1
night
Long Key

Long Key
Long Key is an island in the middle Florida Keys. On the 17th (Mon), get outside with Dooda Charters.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Long Key trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Long Key takes an hour. June in Long Key sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Marathon.

Things to do in Long Key

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Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 18th (Tue), cast your line with a fishing tour, then shop like a local with Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, and then see the vivid underwater world at Sombrero Reef. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then kick back and relax at Sunset Park Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Marathon route planner .

Marathon is just a stone's throw from Long Key. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Little Torch Key.

Things to do in Marathon

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

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Key Colony Beach
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Sombrero Reef ©
Sombrero Reef
Fishing Charters & Tours
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

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Little Torch Key

Little Torch Key ©
On the 20th (Thu), stroll around Veterans Memorial Park.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Little Torch Key online tour planner .

Getting from Marathon to Little Torch Key by car takes about an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Little Torch Key can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Big Pine Key.

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Veterans Memorial Park ©
Veterans Memorial Park

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Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. On the 21st (Fri), identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, look for gifts at Out of the Blue Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Calusa Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Blue Hole, and then take in the exciting artwork at Artists in Paradise Gallery.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Big Pine Key trip itinerary planner.

Big Pine Key is very close to Little Torch Key. In June, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Islamorada.

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Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge

2
nights
Islamorada

Islamorada, long recognized as one of the world's top spots for sport fishing, encompasses six islands in the Florida Keys.
On the 23rd (Sun), cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Anne's Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Florida Keys Brewing Company, take an in-depth tour of History of Diving Museum, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Islamorada trip planner .

You can drive from Big Pine Key to Islamorada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in June, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Key West.

Things to do in Islamorada

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Fishing Charters & Tours
Florida Keys Brewing Company ©
Florida Keys Brewing Company

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Key West First Legal Rum Distillery, then kick back and relax at Higgs Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally admire the majestic nature at Fort Zachary Taylor. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Smathers Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Key West trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Take a bus from Islamorada to Key West in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Vandenberg Wreck ©
Vandenberg Wreck
Spas

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