9 days in Broward County, Boca Raton & Miami Itinerary

9 days in Broward County, Boca Raton & Miami Itinerary

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Fort Lauderdale
— 2 nights
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Boca Raton
— 2 nights
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Miami
— 4 nights
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Fort Lauderdale

— 2 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.
Fort Lauderdale is known for beaches, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Fort Lauderdale Beach, gain insight at Garman Sculpture Works, stop by Wings Beachwear, and take an in-depth tour of Stranahan House.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fort Lauderdale trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Fort Lauderdale. December in Fort Lauderdale sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Boca Raton.

Things to do in Fort Lauderdale

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Boca Raton

— 2 nights

City for All Seasons

A paradise of palm trees and resorts, Boca Raton was once a hub of technological advancement.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Mizner Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, then look for gifts at Boca Raton Museum of Art, and finally get a dose of the wild on Florida Airboating. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Pondhawk Natural Area, identify plant and animal life at Wakodahatchee Wetlands, then examine the collection at Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, and finally walk around Sugar Sand Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Boca Raton online trip itinerary builder.

Boca Raton is just a short distance from Fort Lauderdale. December in Boca Raton sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 67°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Miami.

Things to do in Boca Raton

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Miami

— 4 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Explore Miami's surroundings by going to Key Largo (Island Dolphin Care & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church, shop like a local with Lincoln Road, and enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Miami trip planner.

Traveling by car from Boca Raton to Miami takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Miami, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Miami

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Broward County travel guide

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Beaches · Shopping Malls · Nightlife