8 days in Miami & Key West Itinerary

8 days in Miami & Key West Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cary
Drive:  13 h
1
Miami
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Key West
— 1 day
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Miami
— 1 night
Drive:  31 h
End: Cary

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive. Appreciate the collections at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Britto Central. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park) and Fort Lauderdale (Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum & Fort Lauderdale Beach). There's lots more to do: stop by Art Deco Historic District, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Miami attractions planner.

Cary to Miami is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of car and flight. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Cary in December, with highs in Miami at 81°F and lows at 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Shark Valley Visitor Center, Village of Merrick Park
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center
South Beach ©
South Beach

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally shop like a local with KEPart Studio-Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Key West tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Miami to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Key West are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Truman Little White House ©
Truman Little White House
Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor

1
night
Miami

Miami
To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Miami trip maker site.

You can fly from Key West to Miami in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Tours Parks
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