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Punta Gorda to Fort Lauderdale drive

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Punta Gorda to Fort Lauderdale road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Punta Gorda to Fort Lauderdale. If you're planning a road trip to Fort Lauderdale, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Punta Gorda
drive for about 35 minutes

10:35 am  Fort Myers
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 11:35 am
drive for about 52 minutes

12:27 pm  Naples
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 1:27 pm
drive for about 50 minutes

2:17 pm  Alligator Alley
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:17 pm
drive for about 43 minutes

3:59 pm  Everglades National Park
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:59 pm
drive for about 52 minutes

5:51 pm  Collins Ave
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 6:51 pm
drive for about 22 minutes

7:13 pm  arrive in Fort Lauderdale
eat at 15th Street Fisheries
stay at Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six

driving ≈ 4 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Punta Gorda, 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?

Fort Myers  (9 answers)
    Edison and Ford Winter Estates  (2 mentions)
    questions about Fort Myers:
        What's the best neighborhood in Fort Myers for a first time visitor?
Naples  (15 answers)
    questions about Naples:
        Seafood restaurants
        Good restaurants? Fun things to do?
        Bachelorette party activities in Naples, Florida?
        Restaurant Recommendations in Naples?
Alligator Alley
Everglades National Park  (2 mentions)
Collins Ave  (9 mentions)

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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

Where's the best place to stay in Fort Lauderdale?

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 Fort Lauderdale.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

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

Where's the best place to eat in Fort Lauderdale?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest 15th Street Fisheries, which was mentioned 3 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Le Cafe De Paris  (2 mentions)

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

What are some things to do in Fort Lauderdale?

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:

Las Olas Boulevard  (6 mentions)
Las Olas Riverfront  (5 mentions)
Publix  (3 mentions)
Hollywood Beach  (3 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 Fort Lauderdale. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

 Matt Trokey from New York City asked:
Do I need a car in Fort Lauderdale?  (6 answers)

 Rachel Jensen from asked:
One Funky Day in Fort Lauderdale  (5 answers)

 Diane ODea from Mankato asked:
Top 5 restaurants and things to do in Fort Lauderdale?  (5 answers)

 Katie Simons from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Fort Lauderdale?  (4 answers)

 David Buczynski from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania asked:
Bars/Restaurants/Sightseeing within 3 days  (3 answers)

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

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 Fort Lauderdale to Punta Gorda 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 Punta Gorda to Fort Lauderdale. Or get a full Punta Gorda to Fort Lauderdale 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 Punta Gorda well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Punta Gorda!

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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 163 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 33 minutes
1 Punta Gorda travel answer
9 Fort Myers travel answers
15 Naples travel answers
44 Fort Lauderdale travel answers

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