Last Updated on August 20, 2021
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In This Guide to a Miami to Key West Drive
Miami to Key West Drive: Road Trip Planning
The Best Time to Visit the Florida Keys
Transportation: Airports & Car Rental
How Long to Stay for a Florida Keys Road Trip
Driving the Overseas Highway | U.S. Route 1
Overseas Highway Mile Markers from Miami to Key West
Restrooms/Rest Stops on Your Road Trip
Miami to Key West Drive Map
Miami to Key West Road Trip Itinerary & Stops
Upper Florida Keys: Miami to Key Largo – 63 miles, 1 hour
Middle Keys: Key Largo to Marathon – 47 miles, 1 hour
Lower Florida Keys: Marathon to Key West – 50 miles, 1 hour
Key Largo | Miami to Key West Drive First Stop
Top Key Largo Sights
Robert is Here | Homestead, Florida (Mainland) Fruit Stand
Alabama Jack’s | Classic Key Largo Biker Bar
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park & Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
African Queen Canal Cruise | Key Largo Excursion
Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center
Where to Eat & Drink in Key Largo
Where to Stay in Key Largo | Top Accommodation Picks
Best Key Largo Hotels
Key Largo Vacation Rentals
Islamorada | Second Keys Road Trip Stop
Top Sights In the Islamorada Area
Rain Barrel Village
History of Diving Museum
Robbie’s | Islamorada Restaurant, Bar & Activities
Holiday Isle Tiki Bar at the Postcard Inn
Where to Eat & Drink in Islamorada
Where to Stay in Islamorada | Top Accommodation Picks
More Islamorada & Marathon StaysThese vacation rentals will give you extra space and amenities for your Florida Keys Road trip stay.
Marathon | Miami to Key West Drive Stop
Top Marathon Sights for Your Road Trip
The Turtle Hospital
Seven Mile Bridge
Bahia Honda State Park
National Key Deer Refuge
Where to Eat and Drink in Marathon
Where to Stay in Marathon | Top Accommodation Picks
Key West | Florida Keys Road Trip End
Top Sights and Things to Do in Key West
Smathers Beach | Best Beach in Key West
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory
Dry Tortugas National Park Day Trip
Planning a trip to Key West? Be sure to include a visit to Dry Tortugas, one of the least-visited U.S. national parks for pristine beaches, spectacular snorkeling, and even camping.
Where to Eat and Drink in Key West
Where to Stay in Key West | Top Accommodation Picks
Planning a Florida vacation? Get tips on the best Key West Airbnb stays for solos, couples or groups of any size: honeymoons, families, bachelorettes & more!
Ready to hit the road?
Booking Resources & Tips for Your Trip
✈ Flights | Check routes with Skyscanner or Google Flights. I usually book direct with the airline for ease of seat selection as well as changes or cancellations.
🏨 Hotels | My favorite site for the best rates and flexible bookings is Booking.com. After just 2 stays in 2 years, you can get special perks with their Genius program.
🧳 Travel Gear | Check out my favorite gear and packing lists for resources for your trip.
🏠 Local Stays & Experiences | Vacation rental sites like Airbnb and VRBO are a great way to stay like a local and have extra amenities for your trip. Airbnb Experiences – tours led by locals – are one of my favorite ways to delve into local culture.
📝 Travel Insurance | Travel insurance can protect you in case of illness, injury, theft, and cancellations. I use World Nomads for my trips, with coverage designed for adventurous travelers including overseas medical, evacuation, baggage, and a range of adventure sports and activities.
🚌 Group Adventure Tours | Small group adventure tours from G Adventures or Intrepid Travel are the perfect solution for traveling on a budget or with minimal planning. Read my reviews here.