8 days in Miami & Key West Itinerary

8 days in Miami & Key West Itinerary

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8 days in Miami & Key West Itinerary

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.
Lincoln Road and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Ocean Drive and Britto Central. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Fort Lauderdale (Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum & Fort Lauderdale Beach) and Shark Valley (in Everglades National Park). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at South Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Village of Merrick Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church, and examine the collection at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University.

Make your Miami itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Cary to Miami is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cary in December, things will get warmer in Miami: highs are around 81°F and lows about 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Village of Merrick Park, Shark Valley Visitor Center
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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.
On the 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Truman Little White House, then immerse yourself in nature at Fort Zachary Taylor, and finally view the masterpieces at KEPart Studio-Gallery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Key West road trip planner.

Getting from Miami to Key West by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. December in Key West sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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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 find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Miami tour itinerary builder 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. On the 25th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Miami

Outdoors Tours Parks
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