11 days in Miami, Key West & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

11 days in Miami, Key West & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

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Start: Miami
1
Miami
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Key West
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Fort Lauderdale
— 5 nights
Drive:  45 min
End: Miami

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Explore hidden gems such as Smallwood Store and Perez Art Museum Miami. Appreciate the collections at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Britto Central. Take a break from Miami with a short trip to Museum of the Everglades in Everglades City, about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Lincoln Road, stroll through South Beach, shop like a local with Collins Avenue, and get to know the fascinating history of Art Deco Historic District.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Miami trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Museum of the Everglades, Smallwood Store
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Smallwood Store ©
Smallwood Store
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, thensee the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, thenbrowse the exhibits of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Collections Key West. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Key West Pottery, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at KEPart Studio-Gallery.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Key West trip planner.

Fly from Miami to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum ©
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Bonnet House Museum and Gardens and Habatat Galleries. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Worth Avenue and Stranahan House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Lauderdale: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Jupiter) and John D. MacArthur Beach State Park (in North Palm Beach). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at Sawgrass Mills, kick back and relax at Fort Lauderdale Beach, examine the collection at Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), and shop like a local with Aventura Mall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fort Lauderdale online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Key West to Fort Lauderdale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sawgrass Mills, Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA), Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Aventura Mall, Worth Avenue
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Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) ©
Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA)
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park ©
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park

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