7 days in Key West, Miami Beach & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

7 days in Key West, Miami Beach & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

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7 days in Key West, Miami Beach & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Miami Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Atlanta

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.
Key West is known for adventure, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, don't miss a visit to Southernmost Point, and take in the waterfront at Mallory Square.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West online trip maker .

Atlanta to Key West is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Key West, with lows around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
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 24th (Tue): take a stroll through Lincoln Road, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and finally kick back and relax at South Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Bayside Marketplace, then see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then stop by Wings Beachwear, and finally take a stroll through Collins Avenue.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Miami Beach trip maker website .

Getting from Key West to Miami Beach by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Miami Beach can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

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

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Fort Lauderdale, then learn about all things military at Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Lauderdale Beach. On your second day here, head outdoors with JP Outfitters Inc. and then shop like a local with Aventura Mall.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Fort Lauderdale holiday app .

Traveling by car from Miami Beach to Fort Lauderdale takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Fort Lauderdale are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors Beaches Shopping

Side Trips

Aventura Mall, iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Fort Lauderdale, JP Outfitters Inc.
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Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall

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