South Florida Self Drive Explorer

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8 Days
Marco Island, Miami, Key West, Miami

Soak up the sun in beautiful southern Florida. Enjoy the dazzling white-sand beaches of Marco Island, Florida’s West Coast gem before heading to Miami Beach to experience its world-famous beaches, vibrant culture, and legendary nightlife. Then toss all your cares away as you make the spectacular drive to America’s most laid-back spot, Key West. Savor the relaxed island attitude, fresh seafood, and crystal-clear turquoise waters as you stroll the sunny streets lined with pastel-hued houses, then return for a final day in glamorous Miami.

This 8-day/7-night South Florida Self Drive Explorer package includes accommodations of your choice, a rental car, and sightseeing tours of your choice. Please note that this itinerary is flexible, and you can adjust it based on your interests, available time, and any specific attractions or sites you would like to prioritize.


  • Rental vehicle with outlined inclusions
  • Keytours 24-hour emergency assistance
  • Accommodations of your choice
  • Sightseeing tours and/or activites of your choice


  • Items of a personal nature
  • All other items not mentioned as included
  • Rental vehicle gas, parking, tolls, and all other items not listed as included
  • Select local taxes where applicable
  • Travel insurance; please inquire with your Keytours travel consultant




Arrival - Marco Island

Welcome to sunny Southern Florida! Upon arrival at Miami International Airport, pick up your rental vehicle and drive approximately 2 hours to the accommodation of your choice in Marco Island. Embark on a scenic drive across the famous Alligator Alley, traversing through several stunning national parks, leading you to the magnificent Marco Island. Here, you can relish the white sandy beaches, gentle Gulf Coast waves, and the breathtaking sunset as the sun dips below the horizon. The options for enjoyment are endless: try inshore charter fishing, take a sunset sailing excursion, or simply relax and soak up the warm Florida sun.



Marco Island

Start the day with a delightful breakfast at Doreen's Cup of Joe, known for its unique twists on classic breakfast dishes. Afterward, consider heading to Tigertail Beach for a morning of kayaking or paddleboarding through the lagoon and enjoying the natural beauty of this pristine area. In the afternoon, you may want to explore the Marco Island Historical Museum to learn about the island's rich history and the ancient Calusa people. As the day winds down, take a sunset sailing excursion if you haven't yet, so that you can witness the breathtaking colors of the Gulf of Mexico.



Marco Island - Miami

Check out of your Marco Island hotel and head back east via Alligator Alley to Miami Beach, where you can take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters or stroll along the iconic Ocean Drive to admire the gorgeous Art Deco architecture. Enjoy browsing through the many designer boutiques, or relax with a tropical cocktail on a patio, perfect for excellent people-watching and celebrity-spotting. Alternatively, consider booking a private driving tour to explore the vibrant city more thoroughly.




Today embark on an exhilarating airboat tour of the Everglades or indulge in a food tour of Little Havana. Alternatively, relax on the beautiful beaches, sample local seafood, explore the city’s rich Cuban culture and cuisine, or discover the museums and galleries that showcase the local art scene. In the evening, experience Miami Beach’s legendary nightlife, with lively dance clubs, bars, and shows to suit every taste.



Miami - Key West

Check out of your hotel in Miami and drive a few hours to Key West, one of the country’s most spectacular drives. You'll journey through tranquil islands, pristine beaches, and over seemingly endless stretches of sparkling turquoise water. Along the way, consider stopping at a fresh fruit stand or a sea turtle rescue center. Once in Key West, immerse yourself in the laid-back atmosphere of America’s southernmost point. Enjoy activities like swimming, snorkeling, renting clear kayaks, or dolphin watching. Savor fresh seafood and ocean breezes at a local restaurant, and don’t miss the dazzling sunset – best enjoyed with a slice of iconic key lime pie.



Key West

Another day in paradise awaits: opt for a private sail or a walking tour of Bahama Village. Explore the Ernest Hemingway House, visit the southernmost point in the U.S. (and see if you can spot Cuba, just 80 miles away), enjoy various water sports, or take a deep-sea fishing excursion. Alternatively, consider visiting one of the U.S.'s most unique national parks: Dry Tortugas, where you can explore a historic fort and snorkel in crystal-clear waters to see dazzling protected coral reefs. Or just embrace the free-spirited Key West attitude and simply let the day unfold as it may.



Key West - Miami

Check out of your Key West hotel and enjoy the scenic drive through the Keys back to Miami. Once there, spend another day soaking up the sun, playing in the waves, and savoring the vibrant culture.



Miami - Departure

Check out of your hotel and drive to Miami International Airport where you will return your rental vehicle and check-in for your onward flight.

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