5 days in Fort Lauderdale, Key West & Miami Itinerary

5 days in Fort Lauderdale, Key West & Miami Itinerary

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5 days in Fort Lauderdale, Key West & Miami Itinerary

Start: Alpharetta
Fly:  2​h 30​min
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Fort Lauderdale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Miami
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
End: Fort Lauderdale

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night
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fort Lauderdale online day trip planner .

Alpharetta to Fort Lauderdale is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Alpharetta in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fort Lauderdale, with lows around 74°F. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Key West.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Everglades Alligator Farm
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Everglades Alligator Farm ©
Everglades Alligator Farm

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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 Fury Water Adventures Key West, Southernmost Point and Sunset Sail Key West. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): browse the exhibits of Truman Little White House, then steep yourself in history at Fort Zachary Taylor, and then don't miss a visit to Duval Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly like a bird with Fury Water Adventures Key West, then discover the deep blue sea with Sunset Sail Key West, and then make a trip to Southernmost Point.

Discover how to plan a Key West trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Fort Lauderdale to Key West in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in Key West, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 77°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fury Water Adventures Key West ©
Fury Water Adventures Key West

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Miami tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Key West to Miami takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Miami are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Miami

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

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Miami Beach
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District