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
1
Fort Lauderdale
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Fort Lauderdale

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Everglades National Park and Kirby Storter Roadside Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort Lauderdale: Shark Valley (in Everglades National Park), Miami (Lock & Load Miami & Jungle Island) and Miami Beach (Lincoln Road, South Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Aventura Mall, enjoy the sand and surf at Las Olas Beach, stop by Coast Boutique, and view the masterpieces at Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort Lauderdale trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Fort Lauderdale. In November, daily temperatures in Fort Lauderdale can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Ochopee, Miami, Shark Valley, Aventura Mall
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Everglades National Park ©
Everglades National Park
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Skyline Drive and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, get a sense of history and politics at White House, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tomb of the Unknowns.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Washington DC trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Fort Lauderdale to Washington DC takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Fort Lauderdale in November; daily highs in Washington DC reach 59°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Skyline Drive, Tomb of the Unknowns
Highlights from your plan
Lincoln Memorial ©
Lincoln Memorial
Skyline Drive ©
Skyline Drive
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum

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