4 days in Florida Itinerary

4 days in Florida Itinerary

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4 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Drive:  45​min
1
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
3
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): kick back and relax at South Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, and then wander the streets of Collins Avenue.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Miami Beach journey planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Miami Beach is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October in Miami Beach, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key ©
Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): look for gifts at Out of the Blue Gallery, identify plant and animal life at National Key Deer Refuge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Big Pine Key day trip tool .

Drive from Miami Beach to Big Pine Key in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, tram, and flight; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in October, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Out of the Blue Gallery ©
Out of the Blue Gallery

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night
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 12th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Zachary Taylor.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Key West trip builder .

Drive from Big Pine Key to Key West in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

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

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