5 days in Florida Keys & Miami Itinerary

5 days in Florida Keys & Miami Itinerary

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5 days in Florida Keys & Miami Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
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Key West
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
2
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
3
Marathon
— 1 night
4
Miami
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

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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 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, then view the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends, then take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Key West attractions planning website .

Washington DC to Key West is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in March, with highs in Key West at 79°F and lows at 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Mallory Square ©
Mallory Square

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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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Artists in Paradise Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Bahia Honda State Park.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Big Pine Key trip maker website .

Getting from Key West to Big Pine Key by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In March, daytime highs in Big Pine Key are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Artists in Paradise Gallery ©
Artists in Paradise Gallery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the views from Seven Mile Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Pablo Catholic Church.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Marathon trip itinerary maker website .

Marathon is just a stone's throw from Big Pine Key. In March in Marathon, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Miami.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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San Pablo Catholic Church ©
San Pablo Catholic Church
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

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Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and finally shop like a local with Bayside Marketplace.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Miami trip site .

You can drive from Marathon to Miami in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March in Miami, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

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Miami Beach
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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