12 days in Miami Beach & Key West Itinerary

12 days in Miami Beach & Key West Itinerary

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12 days in Miami Beach & Key West Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  11​h 30​min
1
Miami Beach
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Key West
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

5
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Art Deco Tours as well as Fort Lauderdale Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami Beach: Dolphin Mall (in Miami) and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden (in Coral Gables). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, wander the streets of Ocean Drive, shop like a local with Lincoln Road, and admire the striking features of Freedom Tower.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Miami Beach trip maker site .

You can drive from Tampa to Miami Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, tram, and bus; or take a bus. In September in Miami Beach, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

6
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Islescapes as well as Dry Tortugas National Park. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Key West online journey builder .

You can fly from Miami Beach to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Key West sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Parasailing & Paragliding
Duval Street ©
Duval Street

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