5 days in Key West & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

5 days in Key West & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

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5 days in Key West & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  5​h
1
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Washington DC

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.
Key West is known for wildlife, adventure, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, make a trip to Duval Street, take in the waterfront at Mallory Square, and stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Key West visit planner .

Washington DC to Key West is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Washington DC in March, with highs in Key West at 79°F and lows at 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Key West

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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
Mallory Square ©
Mallory Square

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the striking features of Art Deco Historic District, browse the different shops at Bayside Marketplace, and then stroll through Fort Lauderdale Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and then browse the different shops at Lincoln Road.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Lauderdale trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Key West to Fort Lauderdale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Fort Lauderdale can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

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Side Trips

Miami Beach, Miami
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Fort Lauderdale Beach ©
Fort Lauderdale Beach
South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

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