Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Fort Lauderdale to Key West. If you're planning a road trip to Key West, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
11:00 am start in Fort Lauderdale
drive for about 45 minutes
11:45 am Key Biscayne
eat at Versailles
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:45 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours
3:25 pm arrive in Key West
stay at Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
driving ≈ 3.5 hours
Key Biscayne (5 answers)
Miami Beach (22 mentions)
Lincoln Road (14 mentions)
Lincoln Road Mall (11 mentions)
Ocean Drive (9 mentions)
Bayside Marketplace (9 mentions)
restaurants around Key Biscayne:
Joe's Stone Crab
Puerto Sagua Restaurant
The Broken Shaker
hotels around Key Biscayne:
Crescent Resort On South Beach
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club
Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?
The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Key West.
If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.
Here are some more hotels people talk about:
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Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?
Trippy members suggest Blue Heaven Restaurant, which was mentioned 8 times.
Here are some more restaurants people talk about:
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This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.
These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:
Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!
For example, here are some questions people have asked about Key West. Click on any question to see answers from the community!
Cathy from Michigan asked:
Good hotel and things to do with 8 year old son. (4 answers)
ross from Chicago asked:
Great non touristy restaurants in key west (3 answers)
Bernadette from Ohio asked:
Driving from Miami to key west- where to stop and eat? (2 answers)
Karisa from Atlanta asked:
Things to do and places to eat/drink in Key West? (2 answers)
Tim from River Ridge, Louisiana asked:
Key West on a budget (2 answers)
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Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!
Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Key West to Fort Lauderdale drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.
You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Fort Lauderdale to Key West. Or get a full Fort Lauderdale to Key West flight plan.
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