6 days in Florida Itinerary

6 days in Florida Itinerary

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6 days in Florida Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Key West
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Marathon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Miami Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Fort Zachary Taylor. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Alan S. Maltz Gallery and 7 Artists & Friends. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, steep yourself in history at Curry Mansion, look for gifts at Isle Cook Key West, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip site .

Fort Lauderdale to Key West is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. May in Key West sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

2
nights
Marathon

Marathon ©
A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
On the 25th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Crane Point Museum & Nature Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sombrero Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography, and finally kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park. On the next day, get answers to all your questions at Pigeon Key Foundation and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Marathon online trip itinerary maker .

Take a bus from Key West to Marathon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Marathon can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Marathon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Fishing Charters & Tours, Bahia Honda State Park
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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Fishing Charters & Tours
Pigeon Key Foundation ©
Pigeon Key Foundation

1
night
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 27th (Mon): kick back and relax at South Beach, wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District, then wander the streets of Lincoln Road, and finally wander the streets of Collins Avenue.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami Beach road trip planning site .

Getting from Marathon to Miami Beach by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Miami Beach can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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