6 days in Fort Lauderdale, Miami & Key West Itinerary

6 days in Fort Lauderdale, Miami & Key West Itinerary

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6 days in Fort Lauderdale, Miami & Key West Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  5​h
1
Fort Lauderdale
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Miami
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Boston

1
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.
You've now added Hollywood Beach to your itinerary. On the 5th (Wed), stroll through Hollywood Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fort Lauderdale road trip tool .

Boston to Fort Lauderdale is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Boston in December: high temperatures in Fort Lauderdale hover around 80°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Miami.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Hollywood Beach
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Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Hollywood Beach ©
Hollywood Beach
Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach

3
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then take a stroll through Lincoln Road, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and finally contemplate the long history of Freedom Tower.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Miami online holiday maker .

Drive from Fort Lauderdale to Miami in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Miami are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sun) before leaving for Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

1
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 9th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Mallory Square, then make a trip to Duval Street, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): make a trip to Southernmost Point.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Mallory Square ©
Mallory Square
Duval Street ©
Duval Street

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