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Houston to Miami drive

driving   /   3 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

Houston to Miami road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Houston to Miami. If you're planning a road trip to Miami, 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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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Houston
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:26 am  Nederland (Texas)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:26 pm
drive for about 3 hours

3:34 pm  Baton Rouge
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:34 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:53 pm  Biloxi
stay overnight at Beau Rivage
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Beau Rivage
drive for about 4.5 hours

2:42 pm  Tallahassee
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:42 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

6:08 pm  Gainesville
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 3

9:00 am  leave from Gainesville
drive for about 1.5 hours

10:42 am  Orlando
stay for about 3.5 hours
and leave at 2:12 pm
drive for about 2.5 hours

4:53 pm  West Palm Beach
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 5:53 pm
drive for about 1 hour

7:03 pm  arrive in Miami
eat at Versailles
stay at Fontainebleau Resort

day 3 driving ≈ 5.5 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Nederland (Texas)

Baton Rouge  (23 answers)
    Chelsea's Cafe  (4 mentions)
    The Varsity Theatre  (3 mentions)
    questions about Baton Rouge:
        Great music spots in Baton Rouge?
        What is your favorite restaurant in Baton Rouge?
        Must Eats in Baton Rouge?

Biloxi  (30 answers)
    hotels around Biloxi:
        Beau Rivage
    questions about Biloxi:
        Hotel for Biloxi MS

Tallahassee  (13 answers)
    questions about Tallahassee:
        Best free things to do in Tallahassee?
        Pet friendly hotel

Gainesville  (6 answers)

Orlando  (159 answers)
    The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter  (16 mentions)
    Universal CityWalk  (8 mentions)
    Universal's Islands of Adventure  (7 mentions)
    Universal Studios Islands of Adventure  (5 mentions)
    Orlando Premium Outlets - International Dr  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Orlando:
        Cafe Tu Tu Tango
        Emeril's Orlando
        SeaWorld
        Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
        Hard Rock Cafe
    questions about Orlando:
        How many days for Disney + universal?
        5 days in orlando not Disney
        What to do during one day in Orlando that's not Disney World
        Top golf courses in Orlando?
        Fine dining for client meeting in Orlando

West Palm Beach  (12 answers)
    questions about West Palm Beach:
        What's the best neighborhood in West Palm Beach for a first time visitor?
        Looking for a hotel with a great view
        Restaurants in West Palm Beach - casual with good beers on tap
        Where are popular areas to stay in West Palm Beach?


Where's the best place to stay in Miami?

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.

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)
Delano Hotel  (2 mentions)

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




Where's the best place to eat in Miami?

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)
Seasons 52  (6 mentions)
The Broken Shaker  (4 mentions)

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




What are some things to do in Miami?

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)
Ocean Drive  (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. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Miami?  (13 answers)

profile  Sunil from Mountain View asked:
Good Cuban food in Miami?  (9 answers)

profile  Miriam from Seattle asked:
What is the weather like during the winter months?  (8 answers)

profile  Molly from asked:
one night lay over in Miami- what to see, where to eat?  (8 answers)

profile  Marle from asked:
Unsafe neighborhoods in Miami  (8 answers)

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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 to Houston 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 Houston to Miami. Or get a full Houston to Miami 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 Houston well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Houston!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 1,186 miles
driving time of 16 hours, 49 minutes
Miami is 1 hour ahead of Houston
119 Houston travel answers
1 Nederland (Texas) travel answer
23 Baton Rouge travel answers
30 Biloxi travel answers
13 Tallahassee travel answers
6 Gainesville travel answers
159 Orlando travel answers
12 West Palm Beach travel answers
143 Miami travel answers





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