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Fort Lauderdale to Houston drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   3 days   /   no pets


Fort Lauderdale to Houston road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Fort Lauderdale to Houston. If you're planning a road trip to Houston, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Fort Lauderdale and Houston. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Fort Lauderdale
drive for about 3.5 hours

1:35 pm  Epcot
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:35 pm
drive for about 4.5 hours

6:50 pm  Tallahassee
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 8 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Tallahassee
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:29 pm  Seaside (Florida)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:29 pm
drive for about 2 hours

3:15 pm  Pensacola
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:15 pm
drive for about 2 hours

6:11 pm  Biloxi
stay overnight at Beau Rivage
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Beau Rivage
drive for about 2.5 hours

12:18 pm  Baton Rouge
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:18 pm
drive for about 3 hours

4:23 pm  Nederland (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:23 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

6:50 pm  arrive in Houston
eat at Uchi
stay at Hotel ZaZa

day 3 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Fort Lauderdale to Houston questions

profile  Jackie from asked:
where to stay  (1 answer)


Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.



How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.



Where should I stop along the way?

Epcot  (32 mentions)
Tallahassee  (10 answers)
    questions about Tallahassee:
        Best free things to do in Tallahassee?
Seaside (Florida)  (4 answers)
Pensacola  (26 answers)
    questions about Pensacola:
        Where to stay two hours from Pensacola from St louis
        Road Work Traffic Delay?
Biloxi  (19 answers)
    hotels around Biloxi:
        Beau Rivage
    questions about Biloxi:
        Hotel for Biloxi MS
Baton Rouge  (15 answers)
    Chelsea's Cafe  (4 mentions)
    The Varsity Theatre  (3 mentions)
    questions about Baton Rouge:
        Great music spots in Baton Rouge?
        Must Eats in Baton Rouge?
        Best free things to do in Baton Rouge?
Nederland (Texas)




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Houston, Texas.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.



Where's the best place to stay in Houston?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Houston.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel ZaZa, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Want to research more popular hotels in Houston? Click the blue button below.





Where's the best place to eat in Houston?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Uchi, which was mentioned 10 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Gatlin's BBQ  (5 mentions)
Hugo's  (4 mentions)
Goode Company Barbeque  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Houston? Click the blue button below.





What are some things to do in Houston?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Houston Galleria  (8 mentions)
Hermann Park  (7 mentions)
Cavender's Boot City  (4 mentions)
Miller Outdoor Theatre  (4 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Houston. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Emily from Ann Arbor asked:
Best Mexican restaurants in town?  (15 answers)

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Young Professional Neighborhood  (10 answers)

profile  Geraldine from asked:
Favorite places to eat in Houston?  (9 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Houston?  (8 answers)

profile  Norma from asked:
MD Anderson patient  (8 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Houston.





Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Houston to Fort Lauderdale drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Fort Lauderdale to Houston. Or get a full Fort Lauderdale to Houston flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Fort Lauderdale well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Fort Lauderdale!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,166 miles
driving time of 17 hours, 47 minutes
Houston is 1 hour behind Fort Lauderdale
46 Fort Lauderdale travel answers
10 Tallahassee travel answers
4 Seaside (Florida) travel answers
26 Pensacola travel answers
19 Biloxi travel answers
15 Baton Rouge travel answers
1 Nederland (Texas) travel answer
84 Houston travel answers





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