We rented a house in Fort Myers Beach for the first week in May. We have friends in Fort Laudredale and Miami that we are considering visiting during our stay. How is the drive from Fort Myers to either of these cities? MapQuest puts Ft Lauderdale at about 2 1/2 hours. I'm a little concerned about the 97 mile drive across I 75. I don't mind driving but some road trips can be more tirering or boring than others .