8 days in Florida Itinerary

8 days in Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Florida Itinerary

Toronto
Fly + tram + bus:  6​h 30​min
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Toronto

3
days
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get some historical perspective at Lincoln Road and Freedom Tower. Do some cultural sightseeing at Art Deco Historic District and Collins Avenue. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami Beach: Aventura Mall (in Aventura) and Shark Valley (in Everglades National Park). There's lots more to do: stroll through South Beach, browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Tours, and examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Miami Beach trip itinerary site .

Toronto, Canada to Miami Beach is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight, tram, and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Toronto in March, expect Miami Beach to be much hotter, temps between 32°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami, Aventura Mall, Shark Valley
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

1
day
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. On the 14th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Big Pine Key online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Miami Beach to Big Pine Key takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, tram, and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Big Pine Key can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marathon
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center ©
Crane Point Museum & Nature Center

3
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. Visiting Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Fun In The Sun Key West will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner .

Traveling by car from Big Pine Key to Key West takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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