7 days in Key West & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

7 days in Key West & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

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7 days in Key West & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Fort Lauderdale
— 4 nights
End: Fort Lauderdale

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.
You've now added Dolphin Watch to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Dolphin Watch.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip itinerary planner.

Fort Lauderdale to Key West is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in April since evenings lows in Key West dip to 74°F. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Key West

Adventure Wildlife Tours
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Honest Eco ©
Honest Eco
Key West Cemetery ©
Key West Cemetery

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at South Beach and Hollywood Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Lauderdale: Everglades National Park (Shark Valley & Anhinga Trail), Miami Beach (Ocean Drive & The Wolfsonian-Florida International University) and Miami (Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Wynwood Walls, & more). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Lauderdale online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Key West to Fort Lauderdale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Key West in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Fort Lauderdale, with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Miami, Everglades National Park, Hollywood Beach
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Shark Valley Visitor Center ©
Shark Valley Visitor Center

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