15 days in Miami, Fort Lauderdale & Orlando Itinerary

15 days in Miami, Fort Lauderdale & Orlando Itinerary

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Miami
— 4 nights
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Fort Lauderdale
— 4 nights
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Orlando
— 6 nights

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Miami — 4 nights

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wynwood and Perez Art Museum Miami. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Everglades National Park and Shark Valley Visitor Center. When in Miami, make a side trip to see Anhinga Trail in Everglades National Park, approximately Everglades National Park away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Art Deco Historic District, race across the water with a speed boat tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZWF Miami.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Miami sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Miami. In October, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fort Lauderdale.
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Fort Lauderdale — 4 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Bonnet House Museum and Gardens and Stranahan House. Step out of the city life by going to Intracoastal Waterway and Las Olas Beach. When in Fort Lauderdale, make a side trip to see Clam Pass Park in Naples, approximately Naples away. There's lots more to do: walk around Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, stroll through Hollywood Beach, kick back and relax at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fort Lauderdale trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Miami to Fort Lauderdale in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Fort Lauderdale, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Orlando.
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Orlando — 6 nights

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Step off the beaten path and head to Madame Tussauds Orlando and Fun Spot America. International Drive and Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Tree of Life, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dead Lizard Brewing Company, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Orlando day trip planning tool.

Getting from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Orlando, with lows around 69°F. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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