8 days in Key West & Miami Itinerary

8 days in Key West & Miami Itinerary

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8 days in Key West & Miami Itinerary

Miami
tram + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly + tram:  2​h 30​min
Miami
— 5 nights
Miami

2
days
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 13th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West vacation planner.

Miami to Key West is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Fort Zachary Taylor

6
days
Miami

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Take a break from the city and head to South Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Haulover Beach Park and Hollywood Beach. Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Everglades National Park (Shark Valley, Shark River Slough, & more). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Lincoln Road, don't miss a visit to Bayside Marketplace, get a taste of the local shopping with Collins Avenue, and get a variety of perspectives on a duck tour.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Miami travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and tram from Key West to Miami in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Hollywood Beach, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Haulover Beach Park
Highlights from your plan
South Beach
Lincoln Road
Anhinga Trail

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