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Best time of day to drive from Miami into the Keys

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Best time of day to drive from Miami into the Keys

Our flight arrives in Miami at 9:10 AM on Friday, March 2. After getting our luggage and rental car, we are planning to visit my niece and her family for lunch in Miami. We plan to drive to Islamorada after lunch. Is this a bad idea? Should we go on to the Keys as soon as we get our car? Is there a time of day that the traffic will be more of a problem?

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1. Re: Best time of day to drive from Miami into the Keys

Sounds like a great idea. Lunch in Miami, then a road trip down to the Middle Keys. Perfect! You will still beat most South FL weekend rush at that time. Enjoy and savor the views.

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2. Re: Best time of day to drive from Miami into the Keys

Thanks for your advice.

Edited: 02 January 2012, 17:19
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3. Re: Best time of day to drive from Miami into the Keys

The worst of the traffic is right outside the airport - both to Miami Beach and to the West. It always jams up right there even late into the night after mid-night. It's not for too long though,so no worries. If yu hit rush hour, you'll hit another slow down around Kendall. OTher then that, traffic usually (USUALLY) isn't an issue :)

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