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Ft Myers to Ft Lauderdale or Miami

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Ft Myers to Ft Lauderdale or Miami

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 .

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1. Re: Ft Myers to Ft Lauderdale or Miami

Alligator Alley is now a modern four lane highway, not very scenic, there are several rest area's as well as recreational stops along the way. Load up your MP3 with some good tunes and enjoy the ride...

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97 miles across the Alley is easy. Maybe "boring" but a lot nicer and easier than driving most other interstates: little traffic and hardly any merging to deal with. Get to the east coast roads and you'll wish you were back on the Alley.

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Ihave made the trek before, and yes about 2.5 hrs sounds about right. In fact we went from Ft. Myers to visit my uncle in Ft.lauderdale. It was a bit long and boring. I tell you I wouldnt want to break down out there. The coolest part was near the eastern side. My wife made me pull over so that she could get pictures of all the alligators on the side of the road. Fortunately there is a fence seperating the gators from the highway!

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have them meet you in Marco Island for a day trip. 1.5 hours for you, 2 hours or so for them. alternate for everglades tour would be everglades city

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We will need transport from Ft Myers to Ft Lauderdale cruise terminal in November. Can you recommend a reliable shuttle bus or alternative?

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