6 days in New Orleans, Fort Myers & Key West Itinerary

6 days in New Orleans, Fort Myers & Key West Itinerary

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New Orleans
— 2 nights
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Fort Myers
— 1 night
Taxi to Fort Myers Beach, FL, Ferry to Key West
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Key West
— 2 nights
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New Orleans

— 2 nights

The Big Easy

Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
New Orleans is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to French Quarter, stroll around New Orleans City Park, stop by Faulkner House Books, and see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the New Orleans trip itinerary planner.

Tampa to New Orleans is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tampa to New Orleans due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampa in September, you will find days in New Orleans are a bit cooler (83°F), and nights are a bit warmer (83°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Fort Myers.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Fort Myers

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): wander the streets of Edison Park, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Harbour View Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Myers attractions planning app.

You can fly from New Orleans to Fort Myers in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Orleans to Fort Myers, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect nights in Fort Myers to be little chillier, around 74°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 90°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Fort Myers

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Key West

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Papa’s Pilar Rum Distillery, Hemingway Rum Company, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Duval Street, then stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and finally look for gifts at Peppers of Key West.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Fort Myers to Key West in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Myers in September, Key West is a bit warmer at night with lows of 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Key West

Shopping · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors