It's a bridge to the tropics and the Caribbean by car—whatever vision you have of Key West, turn it into a sunny reality on a tour from Miami. Just pack your beach bag, a sense of adventure, and remember to bring the sunscreen. Here are your options.
Guided Day Trips
Choose a guided tour that's most catered to your interests, whether it's following in the footsteps of writer Ernest Hemingway or parasailing through the air. You can snorkel and sail on a catamaran cruise, hang out in Mallory Square, or snap a photo at the southernmost point in the continental US.
Independent Tours with Round-Trip Transport
If you're the type of traveler who prefers to explore a new destination on your own, opt for a self-guided tour of Key West with included transport from Miami. Hotel pickup and drop-off from Miami area hotels are included, and you can even arrange for a multi-day stay and return to Miami at your leisure.
Things To Know
- Key West is set 165 miles (265 kilometers) southwest of Miami, a journey of about 3.5 hours by road each way.
- Day trips typically depart between 5:30 and 7am to maximize time on the island, and some include a stop for breakfast at one of the 32 islands en route.
- Because there's so much to do in Key West, it's best to choose a day tour that focuses on the activities you'll enjoy most.
- You'll want to pack extra clothes in case you go for a dip.