5 days in Miami & Key West Itinerary

5 days in Miami & Key West Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip itinerary planner

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Miami
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Miami

— 1 night

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach and then stroll through Lincoln Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and then identify plant and animal life at Shark Valley Visitor Center.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Miami trip planning site.

Cedar Rapids to Miami is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Cedar Rapids in December, with highs in Miami at 81°F and lows at 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Key West

— 3 nights

Conch Republic

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.
Key West is known for museums, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Key West Aquarium.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Key West vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in December, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums