It isn’t a surprise that Miami is as popular as it is! Florida has the perfect weather for most of the year, the beaches are warm and the culture (that comes with the food) eclectic! You need to spend at least 2 days in Miami, be it just for a weekend in Miami or before/after your trip and this Miami 2 days itinerary has you covered!

Miami has a lot to offer – beaches, art districts, good food and trendy nightlife. There are so many things to do and see here that a 2 day Miami itinerary wouldn’t be enough to cover all the attractions, but it is enough to get a taste of the city.

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A blue beach hut on Miami south beach worth a visit on your Miami 2 day itinerary

People having breakfast in a restaurant at Little Havana in Miami

Pancakes served for breakfast in Miami

10 AM


See Little Havana


Stroll through Calle Ocho, a vibrant street in Little Havana. The best time to visit is in March during the Calle Ocho music festival, though this street is worth visiting during other times of the year too. The Calle Ocho music festival is the best way to experience Latin culture through street performances, dance, music, and street food.

You’ll find many family-owned Cuban cigar shops here, a big crowd puller for tourists. El Titan de Bronze and Cuban crafters (a few kilometres away from Calle Ocho) are popular shops, but you should be able to find high-quality Cuban cigars in any of the shops here.

Try ice cream at Azucar Ice Cream, an ice cream shop that makes artisanal Cuban inspired ice creams. Try the Abuela Maria flavour here, which is a blend of crumbled Maria cookies, cream cheese and guava chunks.

You can also see the Calle Ocho Walk of Fame, a few metres away from the Azucar ice cream shop, which celebrates Latin origin artists and celebrities.

People playing Dominoes in Little havana in miami
People sitting next to a two wheeler and having a chat in Little havana in Miami
A wall of posters of Cuba in Little Havana in Miami to see on your Miami 2 day itinerary

12 PM


Eat Lunch in Wynwood


There are many good restaurants a stone’s throw away from Wynwood walls. You can choose one depending on what you eat – these casual, reasonable restaurants offer different cuisines such as Asian, Japanese, Italian etc.

There’s 1-800 Lucky, a food hall that offers delectable Asian options through its various stalls. Or you can eat at Coyo Taco/The Taco stand for tacos, Joey’s Italian Cafe for Italian and Beaker and Gray for fusion and American food. If you’d like to have a light lunch, eat at Zak the Baker, a cafe where you’ll find the best bread and pastries and traditional Jewish dishes like the Challah and Boureka.

All the suggested restaurants are within walking distance from Wynwood walls and a distance of 2-3 kilometres from the Institute of Contemporary Art.

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Signs pointing to places you can eat in Wynwood in Miami

1.30 PM


See Wynwood Walls


Wynwood, the colourful and artsy neighbourhood of Miami, is worth visiting even if you are not particularly into art. Visit Wynwood walls for abstract paintings, life-size murals of the Dalai Lama, graffiti quotes and extraordinary sculptures that adorn the walls.

The best way to cover the popular art district in lesser time is to book this Wynwood Art District 1-Hour Wynwood Buggies Street Art Tour. You will get to interact with local artists and learn about this unique form of urban street art.

Don’t be surprised if this is the most creatively painted space you’ve ever come across – these walls are painted and repainted by some of the best artists in the world!

The paintings and murals here are updated before Art Basel Miami Beach, a global art fair that attracts artists and art lovers from all over the world. Book tickets in advance for your visit to Wynwood Walls here.

Wynwood also has a few family-owned, local breweries that make craft beer. Visit Veza Sur for their strong ales or J. Wakefield Brewing, a brewery known for creating unique brews with locally sourced mangoes, grapes and peaches.

A colorful mural of a woman submerged under a ship in Wynwood walls in Miami to see on your 2 day Miami itinerary

If art interests you more than craft brews, visit the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), displaying local and international curated art. The ICA has various programs and exhibitions throughout the year, and entry to this museum is free except for children.

Book tickets in advance as they do not allow access without this booking, and limited bookings are available for every hour. It is also important to arrive on time as per your ticket’s time as tickets deactivate 30 minutes after the scheduled time.

Sign up for this well in advance so that you can book a 12–1 PM slot for this visit and get free for lunch by 1 PM.


Wynwood Walls

Address:   2520 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127

Timings: Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 7pm, Friday & Saturday : 11 am – 9 pm

Approximate price: 10$ for adults (discount on military and student ID)

Ticket website:

Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Miami 

Address: 61 NE 41st St, Miami, FL 33137, United States

Timings: Wednesday – Sunday: 12-6 PM, Senior Hours: 11-12 PM, Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Approximate price: Free for adults 

Ticket website:

Colorful mural of a woman in Wynwood walls to see on your Miami 2 day itinerary
Colorful mural of women Wynwood walls to see on your Miami 2 days itinerary

4 PM


Relax in Key Biscayne


Visit Crandon park, located on Key Biscayne and watch the sunset at Crandon Beach. Crandon Beach is a family-friendly beach with pristine sand and calm, shallow waters. There are few other things to do at Crandon Park, but the idyllic Crandon Beach that gets lesser tourists than South Beach remains the key attraction.

The park also has a nature centre, a designated environmental study area (the Bear Cut Preserve) and an amusement centre for children.

You can also try activities like snorkelling, kiteboarding, canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, wakeboarding, windsurfing and sailing here.

Cabanas (rooms) are available on rent at the south end of the park and cost about 40$ per day.

The Crandon Beach Park closes at 5 PM, but you can access the beach or free post that time from the Public Access Beach close to the Village Green Park on Crandon Boulevard.

Key Biscayne isn’t located too far from Miami and takes about 20-25 minutes by car.



Crandon Park 

Address:   6747 Crandon Blvd, Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Timings: All days – 8 AM to 5 PM

A sandy road leading to South Beach to see on your Miami 2 day trip

8 PM


Dine at Versailles in Little Havana


Head back to Little Havana for dinner at Versailles, an iconic restaurant of the city known for its authentic Cuban food.

There are also many bars in Little Havana. Ball & Chain, Hoy Como Ayer or Habana 305 are the popular ones that offer good music and drinks.



Versailles Restaurant Cuban Cuisine

Address: 3555 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

Timings: Monday – Thursday – 8 AM – 1 PM, Friday – Saturday – 8 AM-2.30 PM. Sunday – 9AM – 11 PM

Approximate price: 30-35$

A restaurant in Little Havana in Miami

Day 2 of your Miami 2 days itinerary – South Beach and Art Deco district


Day 2 of this Miami trip itinerary involves lesser activities to get enough time to explore and relax at South Beach and enjoy the nightlife.

Have breakfast at the hotel/hostel you are staying in or someplace close by so that you can start your day early and get enough time at Jungle Island or the science museum.

9 AM


Visit the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science


The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science has fascinating exhibitions, a planetarium and an aquarium. You can see sharks and stingrays here gliding in an open water tank through the glass. The aquarium’s second and ground floor, accessible through a lift, have tropical fishes and corals.

This is a great option if you have kids or if it’s not a pleasant day weather-wise!


Address:  1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, United States

Timings: 10 AM – 7 PM on all days

Approximate price: $30 for adults, 21.95$ for children aged 3-11

An old man searching for something in Miami on your two days in Miami itinerary

1 PM


Eat lunch near Art Deco District


For lunch, eat American at La Sandwicherie Miami Beach, a little sidewalk cafe, which offers the best sandwiches in the South Beach area. If you want to try some authentic Cuban food, eat at the Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Ocean Drive located opposite the Sandwicherie.


La Sandwicherie Miami Beach

Address:  229 14th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Timings: 8 AM – 5.30 AM on the next day, on all days

Approximate price: 10-15$


Havana 1957 Cuban Cuisine Ocean Drive 

Address:  1410 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Timings: 9 AM – 12 AM on all days

Approximate price: 15-20$

A colorful building in the Art Deco district in Miami to visit on your two days in Miami itinerary

Crab legs ready to serve for lunch in Miami
A big piece of cheesecake with cream in Miami

2 PM


Visit the Art deco district


Art deco architecture originated in Paris in 1925 and is a modern version of neo-classical architecture. Today, the style is characterised by bright colours – orange, green, yellow and pastel blue and pink and elegant, linear buildings with geometric motifs.

The Art deco district consists of over 800 buildings built in the Art Deco, Mediterranean Revival and Miami Modern (MiMo) architectural style. To learn more about these styles and Miami’s architectural heritage, visit the Art Deco Museum located inside the Art Deco Visitor’s Centre.

You can see Art Deco buildings if you walk north of the intersection between 5th street and Ocean drive. Guided tours start at 10.30 AM, but self-guided and private tours are available even if you visit in the afternoon.


Art Deco District 

Address:  1001 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Timings: Open 24 hours

Approximate price: Free entry, guided tour for 25$

Art Deco Museum 

Address:  1410 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Timings: 10 AM – 7 PM on Thursdays, 10 AM – 5 PM on all other weekdays on Sundays and all weekdays except Monday, closed on Mondays

Approximate price: Free

A big wall with a colorful mural of birds to see on your Miami itinerary 2 days

4 PM


Relax at South Beach


I recommend keeping aside a good amount of time to spend on at least one of the days of your Miami 2 day trip to explore the South Beach/North Beach.

North Beach is more residential, laidback and has lesser tourists than South Beach. If you want to spend quiet time by the sea, visit North Beach. South Beach is more touristy.

South Beach, the most famous beach in Miami, is a white-sand beach that’s buzzing with activity throughout the year. This stretch of the beach has abundant nightlife options, unlike any other Miami beaches. Cafes and art-deco buildings add to the charm.

Interested in capturing a bird’s eye view of this famous Miami beach along with Star Island? Check this South Beach Private 30-Minute Guided Flight Tour and experience the glamorous side of Miami.

The busiest section of South Beach is between 5th and 15th street and runs parallel to Ocean Drive. To find quieter patches of the beach or walk to spots that offer great sunset views, head to the part of the beach south of Fifth Street.

Visit South Pointe Beach in this area, which offers easy access to walking trails and sunset views in the adjacent South Pointe Park.

8 PM


Dine, dance and vibe at South Beach’s bars


Here are a few options to choose from for dinner and entertainment at South Beach depending on the kind of ambience and entertainment you prefer:

Mango’s Tropical bar: This bar has live performances of Salsa, Reggae. Pop etc., throughout the day. It serves Latin inspired food and drinks.

Do not sit on the furniture: This is a dimly lit night club that focuses on music and features guest DJs from all over the world.

E11even – This neon-lit, highly energetic club has DJs, burlesque performances and live performances.

Clevelander South Beach Bar: Clevelander South Beach, located on Ocean Drive, has live performances and a party atmosphere, unlike other clubs. An outdoor pool on the beach and a great crowd of tourists and locals make it one of the most popular clubs in the area.

Colorful Beach huts in Miami to visit on 2 day itinerary Miami
A green beach hut on South Beach to visit on your 2 days in miami itinerary

Where to stay in Miami?


You cannot go wrong with a place like Hampton Inn & Suites Miami in Wynwood Design District. For me, the location of this 5-star Miaimi hotel is everything as I wanted to spend more time in the art district. Amenities like free breakfast and an outdoor swimming pool are an added bonus.

The Elser Hotel Miami is a good choice if you are interested in staying closer to the city centre. It is only minutes away from Bayside Market Place and American Airlines Arena. Free wifi, breakfast, swimming pool, AC family rooms, what else do you need, right?

For those looking for a budget stay, The Demetree Hotel is a perfect place to stay in Miami. It is around 2 kilometres from Bayfront Park and comes with free WiFi and free private parking.

I loved the glimpse I got of Miami in 2 days and whenever I can, I am sure to go back to soak in the charm of this beautiful city.! When are you planning your Miami trip? Do tell me when you follow this 2 day Miami itinerary.

FAQs – Miami 2 days itinerary


  • Is 2 days enough for Miami?

Spending 2 days in Miami is enough to visit a few popular tourist places and wander through the vibrant streets. It will also allow you to catch some tan on the beach and try activities like kayaking, windsurfing, snorkelling, and kiteboarding, depending on the weather. 2 days in Miami will give you a chance to eat where locals eat and enjoy local delicacies.


  • How many days do I need in Miami?

It is highly recommended to spend at least 3 days in Miami as it is the perfect amount of time you will need for covering all the major tourist attractions. Be it the Wynwood Wall or Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, you can explore it all in 3 days in Miami. You can also dedicate enough time to relax on the beach and enjoy watersports.


  • Is it worth going to Miami for 3 days?

Going to Miami for 3 days makes for an ideal trip plan. It is worth spending 3 days in Miami as it allows you to cover popular places like South Beach, Crandon Beach, Vizcaya Museum, and Wynwood Wall. It is enough to enjoy a drink on the beach or go windsurfing.


  • How to spend 48 hours in Miami?

On day 1 in Miami, you can cover Little Havana, Wynwood Wall, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and Crandon Beach. For 2nd day in Miami, you can dedicate most of the time to South Beach and the Art Deco district. Consider visiting the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science if you have 48 hours in Miami.

Lavinia Dsouza

Award-winning Analyst, multi-nominated digital content creator and photographer Lavina Dsouza's words capture stories about culture and tradition mainly through its food and people. She has written and contributed to publications such as The Washington Post, Lonely Planet and Matador Network, to name a few. She is the editor of, a non-profit created to share inspiring stories from women of colour who break free from traditions and choose happiness.

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