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 Art Deco Historic District. Get out of town with these interesting Miami side-trips: Everglades National Park (Anhinga Trail & Shark Valley Visitor Center). Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, wander the streets of Espanola Way, get a taste of the local shopping with Collins Avenue, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZWF Miami.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Miami day trip planning site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Miami. In October, daytime highs in Miami are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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 Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. When in Fort Lauderdale, make a side trip to see Clam Pass Park in Naples, approximately Naples away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Las Olas Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll around Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hollywood Beach.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read Fort Lauderdale attractions planner.

You can drive from Miami to Fort Lauderdale in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Fort Lauderdale are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough 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 Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. 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. The adventure continues: wander the streets of International Drive, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Dead Lizard Brewing Company.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in October, Orlando is little chillier at night with lows of 69°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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