STARTING FROM MIAMI
This Itinerary can be a Standalone Gateway or an Extension to your Miami Vacation!
Day 1: Arrival in Miami
If you're arriving in Miami today, we recommend picking up your rental car right at the airport and head south towards Homestead or Key Largo,
depending on how much you are feeling like driving. From Miami airport to Homestead the distance is 35 miles (about 56 km) and Key Largo 64 miles (about 103 km)
If on the other end, you are already in Miami, then we suggest picking up your rental car and driving towards Key Largo where you can enjoy some snorkeling or scuba diving
. Key Largo is the first of the Keys that you will encounter coming from Miami and has plenty of restaurants and bars
overlooking the gulf for a perfect dinner with sunset
You can then spend your night in Key Largo or nearby.
Key Largo Holiday inn key Largo*** or similar
Day 2: Homestead > Key West
From Homestead you will have approx. 2 h 48 min (128 miles) of Panoramic Drive to reach the Southern Most point
of the continental United States -- Key West.
You can take your time driving down the famous Overseas Highway (one of the most celebrated scenic routes in the US
) connecting 44 islands and 42 bridges
all the way down to Key West
. Check-in in your Hotel and "ditch" the car.
Key West is to be discovered on foot
, we recommend enjoying the Sunset from the harbor while drinking a tropical cocktail
, You can also do some sightseeing including visiting two iconic houses -- the iconic Truman Little White House and the Hemingway House. If you want to have a look from a vantage point, check-out the LightHouse
, and then walk on Duvall Street amongst hundreds of shops, local artists and maybe get a drink at Sloppy Joe
and enjoy some Caribbean-style dishes
in one of the local eateries.
Key West Best Western Hibiscus Motel** or similar
NOTE -- DO YOU HAVE 1 EXTRA DAY? If you have few extra days, we recommend spending 1 extra night in Key West and enjoy a full-day of adventures. You can visit Dry Tortuga Island, ride the Jet-Skis, do a panoramic cruise or a fishing trip, and much more!
Day 3 Key West > Everglades City > Marco Island
Depending on what you did the day before, you can spend a couple of hours finishing exploring Key West including Hemingway's home and the Lighthouse.
Leave Key West and head back north to take the famous Alligator Alley
and go towards Everglades City
. Here you will spend your afternoon exploring this incredible natural ecosystem of the Everglades National Park
and its infamous Inhabitants -- The American Alligator.
Marco Island Marco Beach Ocean Resort*** or similar
Day 4: Marco Island > Naples > Miami
Wake up on the Gulf Coast
. You will notice how different this side of Florida is from the Atlantic Coast.
We recommend spending a few hours in Naples
and walk on the white-sandy beaches
and tour the surroundings.
In the afternoon, start heading back to Miami. From Naples, it will take you about 2 hours by car to get back to Miami.
* Possibility to add a 3-Day Vacation in Miami at the end of the Tour or before the Tour.