10 days in Fort Lauderdale & Washington DC Itinerary

10 days in Fort Lauderdale & Washington DC Itinerary

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10 days in Fort Lauderdale & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
— 3 nights
Drive:  17​h
Washington DC
— 5 nights
Drive:  17​h
End: Fort Lauderdale

3
nights
Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale ©
Known as the "Venice of America" because of its extensive network of navigable waterways, Fort Lauderdale welcomes over 10 million annual visitors, most of them attracted by the city's popular beaches and marinas.
Take a break from the city and head to Shark Valley and South Beach. Lincoln Road and Art Deco Historic District will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Lauderdale: Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (in Miami) and Collins Avenue (in Miami Beach). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Fort Lauderdale Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Lauderdale tour builder app .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Fort Lauderdale. In September, daily temperatures in Fort Lauderdale can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Shark Valley, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Art Deco Historic District ©
Art Deco Historic District

5
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Get in touch with nature at Tidal Basin and Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gettysburg National Military Park and Washington National Cathedral. Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Skyline Drive (in Shenandoah National Park), Breezy Point Beach (in Chesapeake Beach) and Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Air and Space Museum, pause for some photo ops at Lincoln Memorial, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art, and meet the residents at National Zoological Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Washington DC travel planner .

Fly from Fort Lauderdale to Washington DC in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, Washington DC is little chillier than Fort Lauderdale - with highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trips

Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary, Horseshoe Casino, Gettysburg National Military Park, Skyline Drive, Breezy Point Beach
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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