Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Fort Lauderdale to Punta Gorda. If you're planning a road trip to Punta Gorda, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Fort Lauderdale and Punta Gorda. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.
10:00 am start in Fort Lauderdale
drive for about 49 minutes
10:49 am Everglades National Park
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:49 am
drive for about 43 minutes
12:31 pm Alligator Alley
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:31 pm
drive for about 50 minutes
2:21 pm Naples
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:21 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours
4:37 pm Sanibel
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 5:37 pm
drive for about 44 minutes
6:21 pm Fort Myers
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 7:21 pm
drive for about 32 minutes
7:53 pm arrive in Punta Gorda
driving ≈ 5 hours
Your starting point is Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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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.
Everglades National Park (2 mentions)
Naples (15 answers)
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Sanibel (24 answers)
Fort Myers (9 answers)
Edison and Ford Winter Estates (2 mentions)
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Your final destination is Punta Gorda, Florida.
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