32 days in Fort Myers & Key West Itinerary

32 days in Fort Myers & Key West Itinerary

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32 days in Fort Myers & Key West Itinerary

Start: Ocala
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Fort Myers
— 14 nights
ferry:  4​h
2
Key West
— 16 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 15​min
End: Ocala

14
nights
Fort Myers

Fort Myers ©
Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. Attractions like Siesta Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours make great kid-friendly stops. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fort Myers Beach and Barefoot Beach Preserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort Myers: Captain Jack Boat Tours (in Matlacha), Sanibel Island (Bowman's Beach & J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge) and Fort Myers Beach (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Parasailing & Paragliding, & more). Pack the 1st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Zoomers. The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Englewood Beach, stroll through Manasota Key Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Myers attractions planner.

Ocala to Fort Myers is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Ocala in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fort Myers, with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Fort Myers

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Naples, Fort Myers Beach, Sarasota, Venice, Englewood
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Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach
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Nokomis Beach

16
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Fishing Charters & Tours. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Zachary Taylor and Smathers Beach. Change things up with a short trip to National Key Deer Refuge in Big Pine Key (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West online holiday planner .

Traveling by ferry from Fort Myers to Key West takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Fort Myers in May, expect nights in Key West to be a bit warmer, around 77°F, while days are little chillier, around 85°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

National Key Deer Refuge
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge

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