17 days in Rochester & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

17 days in Rochester & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

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Rochester

— 7 nights
Rochester is a city in the U.S. State of Minnesota and is the county seat of Olmsted County. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Minnesota Marine Art Museum and Red Wing Shoes. Take a break from the city and head to Garvin Heights City Park and Douglas Trail. Step out of Rochester to go to Frontenac and see Frontenac State Park, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Heritage House, see the interesting displays at Minnesota Children's Museum Rochester, pause for some photo ops at Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Assisi Heights.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rochester tour itinerary planning website.

Minneapolis to Rochester is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Rochester can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Rochester

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Lauderdale

— 7 nights

Venice of America

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Bonnet House Museum and Gardens and Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts (WMODA). Do some cultural sightseeing at Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum and Stranahan House. Explore Fort Lauderdale's surroundings by going to Surfside Beach (in Surfside), Miami Beach (Lincoln Road & South Beach) and Boca Raton (Sugar Sand Park, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Intracoastal Waterway, get outside with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at International Swimming Hall of Fame.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fort Lauderdale day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Rochester to Fort Lauderdale takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rochester to Fort Lauderdale, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rochester in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Fort Lauderdale: highs are around 90°F and lows about 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips