8 days in Fort Lauderdale & Key West Itinerary

8 days in Fort Lauderdale & Key West Itinerary

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8 days in Fort Lauderdale & Key West Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: San Diego

2
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Lincoln Road and Barnacle State Historic Site. Visit South Beach and Hollywood Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (in Miami) and Miami Beach (Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church & Art Deco Historic District). There's still lots to do: stroll through Fort Lauderdale Beach and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fort Lauderdale day trip planner.

San Diego to Fort Lauderdale is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale is 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: high temperatures in Fort Lauderdale hover around 89°F and lows are around 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Miami, Hollywood Beach
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Truman Little White House and The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fort Zachary Taylor and Curry Mansion. There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Mallory Square, make a trip to Duval Street, and admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

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Traveling by flight from Fort Lauderdale to Key West takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. June in Key West sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 79°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

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