8 days in Fort Myers, Miami & New Orleans Itinerary

8 days in Fort Myers, Miami & New Orleans Itinerary

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8 days in Fort Myers, Miami & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: Rockwall
Drive:  8​h
1
Fort Myers
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Miami
— 3 nights
Drive:  14​h 15​min
3
New Orleans
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Rockwall

1
night
Fort Myers

Fort Myers ©
Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stop by Sun Harvest Citrus, then don't miss a visit to Times Square, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fort Myers day trip planner.

Rockwall to Fort Myers is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rockwall to Fort Myers due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Fort Myers

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Times Square
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Edison & Ford Winter Estates ©
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Times Square ©
Times Square
Sun Harvest Citrus ©
Sun Harvest Citrus

3
nights
Miami

Miami ©
Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Miami is known for shopping, museums, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at South Beach, have fun at Lock & Load Miami, take a stroll through Collins Avenue, and admire the landmark architecture of Art Deco Historic District.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami sightseeing site .

You can drive from Fort Myers to Miami in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to New Orleans.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
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South Beach ©
South Beach
Lincoln Road ©
Lincoln Road
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

1
night
New Orleans

New Orleans ©
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Louis Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Jackson Square, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Garden District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at The National WWII Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Woldenberg Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of French Quarter.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the New Orleans trip maker tool .

Do a combination of tram and flight from Miami to New Orleans in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Miami in July, plan for little chillier days in New Orleans, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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The National WWII Museum ©
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

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