8 days in Miami, Everglades National Park & Key West Itinerary

8 days in Miami, Everglades National Park & Key West Itinerary

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Miami
— 2 nights
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Everglades National Park
— 2 nights
Fly to Key West, Foot to S Roosevelt - Opposite Hyatt
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Key West
— 3 nights
Fly

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Miami

— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
On the 17th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, then visit Art Deco Historic District, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and finally take a stroll through Lincoln Road.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Miami online day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Miami. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in December, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Everglades National Park.

Things to do in Miami

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Everglades National Park

— 2 nights

Largest Subtropical Wilderness in the United States

A vast expanse of pristine wetlands, Everglades National Park holds the distinction of being the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Shark Valley Visitor Center and then examine the collection at Miccosukee Indian Village. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Pineland Trail, then steep yourself in history at Nike Missile Site HM-69, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Anhinga Trail, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mahogany Hammock.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Everglades National Park visit app.

Traveling by train from Miami to Everglades National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Everglades National Park can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Everglades National Park

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Key West

— 3 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fort Zachary Taylor and Bahia Honda State Park. Appreciate the collections at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Truman Little White House. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, steep yourself in history at Curry Mansion, visit a coastal fixture at Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Key West online route planner.

Fly from Everglades National Park to Key West in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus; or take a bus. In December in Key West, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip