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Fort Lauderdale to Miami Beach drive

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Fort Lauderdale to Miami Beach road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Fort Lauderdale to Miami Beach. If you're planning a road trip to Miami Beach, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Fort Lauderdale
drive for about 11 minutes

10:11 am  Dania Beach
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 11:11 am
drive for about 16 minutes

11:27 am  The Ancient Spanish Monastery
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:27 pm
drive for about 8 minutes

12:35 pm  North Miami
eat at Joe's Stone Crab
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:35 pm
drive for about 12 minutes

1:46 pm  eat at Buena Vista Deli
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:46 pm
drive for about 10 minutes

2:56 pm  South Beach
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:56 pm
drive for about 5 minutes

4:01 pm  arrive in Miami Beach
stay at Fontainebleau Resort

driving ≈ 58 minutes

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Where should I stop along the way?

Dania Beach  (2 answers)
    Collins Ave  (7 mentions)
    Las Olas Boulevard  (6 mentions)
    Las Olas Riverfront  (5 mentions)
    Aventura Mall  (4 mentions)
    Publix  (3 mentions)
    restaurants around Dania Beach:
        15th Street Fisheries
        Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill
        Le Cafe De Paris
    hotels around Dania Beach:
        Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six

The Ancient Spanish Monastery

North Miami
    Miami Beach  (22 mentions)
    Lincoln Road  (14 mentions)
    Lincoln Road Mall  (11 mentions)
    Ocean Drive  (9 mentions)
    Bayside Marketplace  (9 mentions)
    restaurants around North Miami:
        Joe's Stone Crab
        Puerto Sagua Restaurant
        The Broken Shaker
        Wynwood Kitchen & Bar
        Prime 112 Restaurant
    hotels around North Miami:
        Fontainebleau Resort
        Crescent Resort On South Beach
        Freehand Miami
        Loews Miami Beach Hotel
        Delano Hotel

Buena Vista Deli  (3 mentions)

South Beach  (31 mentions)

Where's the best place to stay in Miami Beach?

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 Miami Beach.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Fontainebleau Resort, which was mentioned 5 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Freehand Miami  (3 mentions)

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

Where's the best place to eat in Miami Beach?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Versailles, which was mentioned 14 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Joe's Stone Crab  (13 mentions)
The Broken Shaker  (4 mentions)
Wynwood Kitchen & Bar  (4 mentions)

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

What are some things to do in Miami Beach?

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:

Miami Beach  (22 mentions)
Lincoln Road  (14 mentions)
Lincoln Road Mall  (11 mentions)
Bayside Marketplace  (9 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 Miami Beach. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Damian from Rosario, Argentina asked:
I have only two days in Miami  (6 answers)

profile  Julian from Tampa asked:
Does someone knows where I can find an authentic French bakery in Miami?  (3 answers)

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

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 Miami Beach 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 Miami Beach. Or get a full Fort Lauderdale to Miami Beach 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!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 31 miles
driving time of 44 minutes
53 Fort Lauderdale travel answers
2 Dania Beach travel answers
26 Miami Beach travel answers


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