13 days in Key West, Miami & Miami Beach Itinerary

13 days in Key West, Miami & Miami Beach Itinerary

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13 days in Key West, Miami & Miami Beach Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Miami
— 7 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Miami Beach
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Raleigh

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 21st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Key West Firehouse Museum, then learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Vandenberg Wreck. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Bahia Honda State Park and then identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory.

To find ratings and tourist information, you can read our Key West trip planning site .

Raleigh to Key West is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Raleigh in December, with highs in Key West at 79°F and lows at 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Miami.

Things to do in Key West

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bahia Honda State Park
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Vandenberg Wreck ©
Vandenberg Wreck

7
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.
You've added Everglades National Park, Worth Avenue, Capt. Sterling's Everglades Tour, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. Visiting Wakodahatchee Wetlands and Anhinga Trail will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Miami: Florida Keys Visitor Center (in Key Largo), Florida Pioneer Museum (in Florida City) and Fort Lauderdale (Las Olas Beach & Intracoastal Waterway). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, view the masterpieces at Britto Central, wander the streets of Wynwood, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Miami tour planning website .

Getting from Key West to Miami by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. December in Miami sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Key Largo, Delray Beach, Islamorada, Fort Lauderdale, Florida City
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Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Everglades National Park ©
Everglades National Park

3
nights
Miami Beach

Miami Beach ©
Separated by water from the neighboring city of Miami, Miami Beach sits on a barrier island between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hollywood Beach as well as Lincoln Road. On the 29th (Sun), look for gifts at Wings Beachwear, enjoy the sand and surf at Hollywood Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Molasses Reef, and finally take a stroll through Lincoln Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Haulover Beach Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bal Harbor Beach, and then explore the world behind art at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Miami Beach trip site .

Miami Beach is very close to Miami. In December in Miami Beach, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hollywood Beach, Haulover Beach Park, Molasses Reef
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Molasses Reef ©
Molasses Reef
Haulover Beach Park ©
Haulover Beach Park
Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU ©
Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU

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