9 days in Miami Beach & Key West Itinerary

9 days in Miami Beach & Key West Itinerary

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9 days in Miami Beach & Key West Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Miami Beach
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Key West
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
End: New York City

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at South Beach and Hollywood Beach. Go for a jaunt from Miami Beach to Fort Lauderdale to see Fort Lauderdale Beach about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Lincoln Road, get a taste of the local shopping with Ocean Drive, take an in-depth tour of Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Miami Beach day trip site .

New York City to Miami Beach is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Miami Beach: highs are around 89°F and lows about 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Miami, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hollywood Beach
Highlights from your plan
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach

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.
Key West is known for adventure, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planning website .

Getting from Miami Beach to Key West by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Key West are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Parasailing & Paragliding

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