23 days in Miami & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

23 days in Miami & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

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23 days in Miami & Fort Lauderdale Itinerary

Start: Miami
1
Miami
— 13 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Fort Lauderdale
— 9 nights
bus:  45​min
End: Miami

13
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.
Shop till you drop at Lincoln Road and Dolphin Mall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Everglades National Park and Anhinga Trail. Change things up with these side-trips from Miami: Miccosukee Indian Village (in Tamiami), Homestead (Everglades Alligator Farm, Schnebly Redland's Winery & Brewery, & more) and Everglades National Park (Long Pine Key, Shark Valley, & more). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Art Deco Historic District, get a taste of the local shopping with Bayside Marketplace, enjoy the sand and surf at Haulover Beach Park, and stroll through South Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Miami online itinerary creator.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Miami. In August, daytime highs in Miami are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Fort Lauderdale.

Things to do in Miami

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Miami Beach, Everglades National Park, Homestead, Ochopee, Bal Harbour
Highlights from your plan
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens ©
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Everglades National Park ©
Everglades National Park
Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail

9
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.
Visiting John D. MacArthur Beach State Park and Las Olas Beach will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Henry Morrison Flagler Museum and Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Fort Lauderdale side-trips: Delray Beach (Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens & Wakodahatchee Wetlands), Jupiter (Busch Wildlife Sanctuary & Jupiter Dog Beach) and Green Cay Nature Center and Wetlands (in Boynton Beach). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach, stroll through Lake Worth Beach, browse the different shops at Sawgrass Mills, and see the interesting displays at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fort Lauderdale trip generator.

Getting from Miami to Fort Lauderdale by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in September, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Palm Beach, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
Highlights from your plan
Las Olas Beach ©
Las Olas Beach
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park ©
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens ©
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

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