17 days in Key West & Miami Itinerary

17 days in Key West & Miami Itinerary

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17 days in Key West & Miami Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Miami
— 14 nights
End: Miami

2
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 5th (Tue): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, make a trip to Duval Street, then take an in-depth tour of Truman Little White House, and finally take in the waterfront at Mallory Square.

To find maps and more tourist information, use the Key West sightseeing 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 December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

14
nights
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.
Visit South Beach and Matheson Hammock Park for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Fort Lauderdale (Historic Stranahan House Museum, Fort Lauderdale Beach, & more), Homestead (Everglades Alligator Farm & Robert Is Here Fruit Stand) and Everglades National Park (Shark Valley, Anhinga Trail, & more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Lincoln Road, take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, stroll through Haulover Beach Park, and shop like a local with Ocean Drive.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Miami sightseeing planner.

Getting from Key West to Miami by combination of flight and tram takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Miami can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Everglades National Park, Coral Gables, Homestead
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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