9 days in Miami, Florida Keys & Clearwater Itinerary

9 days in Miami, Florida Keys & Clearwater Itinerary

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Miami
— 2 nights
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Key West
— 1 night
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Marathon
— 1 night
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Key Largo
— 1 night
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Clearwater
— 2 nights

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Miami

Miami ©

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Lincoln Road, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District, and finally have fun at Lock & Load Miami.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Miami online trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Miami is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Manchester in October, with highs in Miami at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Lock & Load Miami ©
Lock & Load Miami
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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Key West

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, then see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then take in the waterfront at Mallory Square, and finally fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Marathon.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Museums · Adventure · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum

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Marathon

Marathon ©

Heart of the Florida Keys

A tiny city just 16 km (10 mi) long, Marathon is spread across several islands in the middle of the Florida Keys.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stroll through Sombrero Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Turtle Hospital, and then kick back and relax at Bahia Honda State Park.

To see photos and tourist information, read our Marathon trip itinerary app.

Getting from Key West to Marathon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Key Largo.

Things to do in Marathon

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Bahia Honda State Park ©
Bahia Honda State Park
Sombrero Beach ©
Sombrero Beach
The Turtle Hospital ©
The Turtle Hospital

1
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Key Largo

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): fulfill a lifelong dream with Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder, look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Key Largo trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Marathon to Key Largo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Key Largo, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Clearwater.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder ©
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center ©

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Clearwater

Clearwater ©

Fun and Sun for All

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
On the 24th (Thu), find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Clearwater Beach, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then do a tasting at Aspirations Winery.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Clearwater trip builder.

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Clearwater takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Clearwater

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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