8 days in Florida Keys, Bonita Springs & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

8 days in Florida Keys, Bonita Springs & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

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1
Key West
— 3 nights
2
Big Pine Key
— 1 night
3
Bonita Springs
— 1 night
4
Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens, enjoy the sea views from Key West Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarters Museum, kick back and relax at Fort Zachary Taylor, contemplate the long history of Truman Little White House, thenview the masterpieces at 7 Artists & Friends Gallery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Key West Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Key West trip itinerary planner.

Elmira to Key West is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Elmira in April, things will get much hotter in Key West: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Big Pine Key.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Scuba & Snorkeling
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory ©
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

1
night
Big Pine Key

Big Pine Key is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Monroe County, Florida, United States, on an island of the same name in the Florida Keys. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, look for all kinds of wild species at National Key Deer Refuge, and then identify plant and animal life at Blue Hole.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Big Pine Key trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Key West to Big Pine Key in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bonita Springs.

Things to do in Big Pine Key

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
National Key Deer Refuge ©
National Key Deer Refuge
Blue Hole ©
Blue Hole

1
night
Bonita Springs

Bonita Springs ©
Bonita Springs is a city in Lee County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, kick back and relax at Barefoot Beach Preserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bonita Springs Public Beach.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bonita Springs tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Big Pine Key to Bonita Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Big Pine Key in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bonita Springs, with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Bonita Springs

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Barefoot Beach Preserve ©
Barefoot Beach Preserve
Kayaking & Canoeing
Bonita Springs Public Beach ©
Bonita Springs Public Beach

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.
Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bring the kids along to South Beach and Boat Tours & Water Sports. When in Fort Lauderdale, make a side trip to see Lock & Load Museum in Miami, approximately Miami away. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Fort Lauderdale Beach, examine the collection at International Swimming Hall of Fame, take an in-depth tour of Stranahan House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Olas Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Fort Lauderdale trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bonita Springs to Fort Lauderdale in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Fort Lauderdale can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Lock & Load Museum
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Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
South Beach ©
South Beach
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

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