5 days in Fort Lauderdale & Miami Itinerary

5 days in Fort Lauderdale & Miami Itinerary

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Fort Lauderdale
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Miami
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Fort Lauderdale — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with JP Outfitters Inc., then take an in-depth tour of Stranahan House, and then kick back and relax at Fort Lauderdale Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fort Lauderdale route planner.

Newark to Fort Lauderdale is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Newark in June: high temperatures in Fort Lauderdale hover around 89°F and lows are around 77°F. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel to Miami.
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Miami — 3 nights

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
Take a break from Miami with a short trip to Shark Valley Visitor Center in Everglades National Park, about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, shop like a local with Village of Merrick Park, take a stroll through Art Deco Historic District, and take in nature's colorful creations at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Miami itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fort Lauderdale to Miami in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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