11 days in Miami, Key West & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

11 days in Miami, Key West & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

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11 days in Miami, Key West & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

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
bus:  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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lincoln Road and Smallwood Store. Appreciate the collections at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Museum of the Everglades. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at South Beach, wander the streets of Collins Avenue, admire the masterpieces at Wynwood Walls, and make a trip to Bayside Marketplace.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Miami holiday website .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airports are Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport and Palm Beach International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Smallwood Store, Museum of the Everglades
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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): take in the exciting artwork at Alan S. Maltz Gallery, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then enjoy the sea views from 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 12th (Sun): shop like a local with Key West Pottery, then see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at KEPart Studio-Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Miami to Key West takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May in Key West, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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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.
Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA) and Stranahan House will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and Worth Avenue. Explore Fort Lauderdale's surroundings by going to Habatat Galleries (in West Palm Beach) and Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum (in Jupiter). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Aventura Mall, examine the collection at Bonnet House Museum and Gardens, and buy something for everyone on your list at Sawgrass Mills.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fort Lauderdale trip maker website .

Getting from Key West to Fort Lauderdale by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Fort Lauderdale can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Worth Avenue, Aventura Mall, Sawgrass Mills, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Habatat Galleries
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Aventura Mall ©
Aventura Mall
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

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