3 days in Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach & Key West Itinerary

3 days in Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach & Key West Itinerary

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3 days in Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach & Key West Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  8​h 15​min
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Fort Lauderdale
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
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Miami Beach
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h
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Key West
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Seattle

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Anne Kolb Nature Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Las Olas Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort Lauderdale trip planner.

Seattle to Fort Lauderdale is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Seattle to Fort Lauderdale due to the time zone difference. In January, Fort Lauderdale is much warmer than Seattle - with highs of 76°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Miami Beach.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Anne Kolb Nature Center
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Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach
Anne Kolb Nature Center ©
Anne Kolb Nature Center

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Britto Central and then examine the collection at Lock & Load Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Miami Beach vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Lauderdale to Miami Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in January, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Miami Beach

Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Lock & Load Museum
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Lock & Load Museum ©
Lock & Load Museum
Britto Central ©
Britto Central

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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 18th (Sat): learn about all things military at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary Star of the Sea, and then take in the pleasant sights at Key West Garden Club.

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Fly from Miami Beach to Key West in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Key West are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Saint Mary Star of the Sea ©
Saint Mary Star of the Sea
Key West Garden Club ©
Key West Garden Club

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