MIAMI FLORIDA DAY TRIPS

The Miami Florida day trips and one tank trips described on this website are all within 100 miles of metro Miami-Dade County.

We figure that the average car can go at least 250 miles on one tank of gas. Some, like a Honda Accord or Civic can go even further.

These Miami Florida day trips can be made with room to spare to allow some exploring along the way to and from your destination.

Here are some things to do and places to see within 100 miles of Miami.

The map below shows you some of the major cities and places within 100 miles of Miami.

Places to see within 100 miles of Miami, Florida.Places to see within 100 miles of Miami, Florida.

Recommended Miami Florida Day Trips

Alabama Jack's is an Old Florida ramshackle bar and grill on the water.  It's on Card Sound Road on the way to Key Largo.

Bahia Honda State Park is a great place to camp for the night or enjoy the day at a great beach.

Barnacle Historic State Park in Coconut Grove has a historic house built in 1891 and shows you how life was many generations ago in Miami.

Big Cypress Loop Road and Lucky's Place is a wilderness drive between Miami and Naples on US-41.   Lucky is a photographer who specializes in nude women. His home and studio are open to visitors on weekends.

Coconut Grove is a beautiful community just south of downtown Miami on Biscayne Bay. It has attracted artists and writers for years, and is jam packed with shops, restaurants, movies and just plain good people watching.

Coral Castle is a unique place made out of coral stone by a man who was jilted by his lover. Engineers are still amazed at how one little man could put all of this together.

Coral Gables is a beautiful city in the Miami metro area that is a mecca for shopping, dining and upscale hotel and residential areas. It is also the home of the University of Miami and the world famous Biltmore Hotel.

Delray Beach is on the Atlantic Ocean about one hour north of Miami. It has some of the best art galleries and white sand beaches in Florida.

Everglades City and Chokoloskee are about halfway to Naples. Fishing and seafood and a lot of history. Take the Tamiami Trail and turn left. Also the western entrance to the Florida Everglades. This would be one of your longest Miami Florida day trips, but you will enjoy the different setting.

Florida Everglades is just to the west and south of Miami. Take US-1 or the Turnpike to the road that goes to Flamingo. The Everglades are all around you.

Fort Lauderdale is called the Venice of America because of its hundreds of miles of canals. If you like boats and beaches, you will love Fort Lauderdale. Some of the finest yachts in the world call this city home. Visit Pier 66 and other iconic places.

Fruit and Spice Park is a fascinating botanical treasure managed by the Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation Park. It has some unbelievable spices, fruits and other plants that are unique to this part of Florida. It is in the Redlands area down towards Homestead.

Jackie Gleason's Grave in an area of Doral is a sentimental tribute to one of America's most beloved entertainers.

Jungle Island was known for most of its 75 years of existence as Parrot Jungle and for most of those years has been one of the most popular Florida tourist attractions. It is now renamed and in the heart of downtown Miami.

Jungle Queen is a popular riverboat type attraction that takes you on cruises along the waterways of Fort Lauderdale. Tour guides explain what you are seeing.

Key Biscayne is reached by toll causeway from downtown Miami, and is one of the nicest places in Florida. Crandon Park has some of the best beaches in Florida, and you can also visit Bill Baggs State Park and its Cape Florida lighthouse.

Key West is just a little bit outside of the 100 mile radius, but it still qualifies as a one tank trip. It is a unique city full of sunshine, interesting characters and good restaurants and bars.

Key West Aquarium is an historic marine attraction that is fun to visit while you are in Key West.

Lion Country Safari is west of West Palm Beach. It is one of the first attractions where the animals walk free and the visitors stay in their cars. It's a unique experience.

Miami is a huge city that has evolved into an influential city for not just the United States but also Latin America. Many places to see, fine restaurants and wonderful neighborhoods.

Miami Marine Stadium is an historic derelict that is hopefully being saved by Jimmy Buffett, Gloria Estefan and other lovers of Miami history.

Morikami Gardens is west of Delray Beach. It's a tribute to the Japanese Americans who first settled this part of Florida. The gardens have extensive displays of bonsai trees.

Palm Beach and West Palm Beach are about an hour and one half north of Miami. Great beaches, and a look at some of the most opulent mansions in the world.

Robert Is Here is a fantastic fruit and produce stand located south of Miami in the Florida City and Homestead area.  Great fruit, produce and exotic shakes.

Schnebly Redlands Winery makes wine from all kinds of tropical fruits and is a fun venue for special events like weddings and birthday parties.

The Ancient Spanish Monastery is reportedly the oldest European structure in the Western Hemisphere, located in North Miami Beach and open to the public.

The Dolphin Connection is located at Hawk's Cay Resort on Duck Key in the middle keys. It is a great resort, and you and the kids will enjoy swimming with the dolphins. Miami Florida day trips are great when you can share them with a dolphin.

There are interesting back road maps you can use to explore south Florida from your Miami base.  You can either click on the links below or view them on this page.

Southeast Florida Day Trips & Scenic Drives


Fort Pierce to Jensen Beach along Indian River

Map CE010 Fort Pierce to Jensen Beach

SR-707, Indian River Drive, along the west side of the Indian River from Fort Pierce south to Jensen Beach. Close to the beautiful river, gorgeous trees and fine old houses and historic places. This is one of my favorite Southeast Florida day trips. About 21 miles.

Boston House, Fort Pierce

Jupiter to Hobe Sound via Jupiter Island

Map SE001 Hobe Sound to Jupiter Inlet

SR-707 from Hobe Sound south along Jupiter Island to Jupiter Inlet. Second only to Port Royal in Naples for expensive homes. Old money, great beaches but you will have a hard time finding public access. Enjoy from your car window. About 10 miles.

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

Jupiter to North Palm Beach via SR-A1A

Map SE002 Jupiter to North Palm Beach

SR-A1A from Jupiter to North Palm Beach through Juno Beach. White sand dunes all covered with nice homes. Not too many years ago this land was rolling sand dunes with seagrapes and myrtles. About 10 miles.



Palm Beach to Lake Worth Inlet

Map SE003 Palm Beach to Lake Worth Inlet

Royal Palm Boulevard from West Palm Beach to Palm Beach. Then north to Lake Worth Inlet. Mega-mansions, Rush Limbaugh, other rich and famous people. Beautiful landscaping. Rush may be newly rich, but most of the money in this town is hundreds of years old. 10 miles.


Palm Beach to Boynton Beach via SR-A1A

Map SE004 Palm Beach to Boynton Beach

SR-A1A south from Royal Palm Boulevard in Palm Beach to Boynton Beach. Just a fine beach road, sea grapes, fine homes, beautiful homes, Kennedys, Trump and Mar-A-Lago, etc. About 16 miles.

Mar A Lago

Boynton Beach to Fort Lauderdale via SR-A1A

Map SW005 Boynton Beach to Fort Lauderdale

SR-A1A from Boynton Beach into Fort Lauderdale at US-1, through Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Magnificent ocean views and breezes. About 32 miles.

Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse

Coconut Grove to Goulds on Old Cutler Road

Map SE006 Coconut Grove to Goulds

From Coconut Grove along Main Street and Ingraham Highway to Old Cutler Road in Coral Gables. South on Old Cutler Road to Goulds. Some of the finest banyan trees in the world. Botanical treasures, fine homes. About 15 miles.


Miami to Fort Myers via Clewiston and LaBelle

From Miami take US27 (Okeechobee Blvd in Hialeah) north to Clewiston.  Just west of Clewiston take SR80 to LaBelle.  In LaBelle, take SR29 north across the bridge to SR78 and turn west.  Take SR78 all the way into North Fort Myers and US-41 south into Fort Myers.  About 157 miles.

Hendry House, LaBelle

Martin County Scenic Highway west of Stuart

County Road 714, also known as Martin County Scenic Highway and Martin Grade is an arrow-straight scenic drive.  Take CR714 west out of Stuart and travel west to CR710 near the shore of Lake Okeechobee.  You will go through Old Florida ranch and farmland.  The westernmost 12 mile stretch of this scenic drive has some of the nicest canopied roads in this south Florida.

CR714, Martin Scenic Highway

Southwest Florida Day Trips & Scenic Drives


Port Charlotte through Placida to Boca Grande

Map SW001 Port Charlotte to Boca Grande

SR-771 from Port Charlotte to Boca Grande. Not much to see until you get to the Gulf. The clearness and blue green water will impress you, and you will enjoy the quaint Old Florida charm of Boca Grande and the beautiful white sand beaches. About 27 miles.

Gasparilla Island State Park, Boca Grande

Fort Myers to Iona on McGregor Boulevard

Map SW002 Fort Myers to Iona

McGregor Boulevard from downtown Fort Myers south to Iona. Magnificent palms planted in the day of Thomas Edison. Fine old homes, including the Edison and Ford Estates. About 12 miles.

Edison Home, Seminole Lodge, Fort Myers

LaBelle to Immokalee on State Road 29

Map SW003 Labelle to Immokalee

SR-29 from LaBelle to Immokalee. See how much of Florida is still grove and farmland. See how much is away from civilization, and enjoy the largely Mexican farm worker town of Immokalee. About 25 miles.

Hendry County Courthouse, LaBelle

LaBelle, Alva & Olga on the Caloosahatchee River

Map SW004 Labelle to SR-31

SR-78 from LaBelle west to SR-31. Meanders along the north side of the Caloosahatchee River, huge trees, rural areas. Stop in Alva, not named after Thomas Alva Edison but a flower that grew nearby. About 21 miles.

Cocohatchee River, Alva


Cape Coral to Matlacha and Pine Island

Map SW005

SR-78 (Pine Island Road) from Cape Coral to Pine Island through Matlacha. Up and down Pine Island on Stringfellow to Bokeelia and St. James City. A different kind of place. Home of author Randy Wayne White. About 50 miles.

Downtown Matlacha

Vanderbilt Beach to Port Royal through Old Naples

Map SW006 Vanderbilt Beach to Gordon Pass

From Vanderbilt Beach Road in Naples south through Pelican Bay and Crayton Drive to the end of Gordon Drive in Port Royal. Then back to Third Street. The finest most expensive homes in Florida. About 12 miles.

Palm Cottage, Naples

Fifth Avenue Historic District in Old Naples

Map SW007 Downtown Naples Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue in Naples. A redeveloped downtown area with fine dining and shopping. Extends from the Gulf across Third Street South to US-41. This is the heart of Old Naples.

Statue in Old Naples

Naples to Chokoloskee through Everglades City

Map SW008 Naples to Everglades City

From Naples west on US-41 to State Road-29, then south to Everglades City and Chokoloskee . Lost in time, fishing village and low lands, airboats, mangroves and alligators. About 40 miles.

Rod and Gun Club, Everglades City

Naples to Miami on US-41, Tamiami Trail

Map SW009 Naples to Miami

US-41 from Naples to Miami through the Everglades. Wilderness, Indian villages, scenic overviews. This stretch of road is called the Tamiami Trail, which actually extends from Tampa to Miami. In Miami it becomes Southwest 8th Avenue, the famous Calle Ocho. The lonely Big Cypress Loop Road can be a sidetrip on this stretch. Don't do this if it's been raining raining hard for hours. Both Tamiami Trail and Big Cypress road are likely to be flooded. About 108 miles.


Naples to Fort Myers Beach along Gulf of Mexico

From downtown Naples go west to Gulfshore Blvd.  Go north on Gulfshore to Mooring Line Drive.  Go east to Crayton Rd.  Go north on Crayton to Seagate.  Right on Seagate to West Drive.  North on West Drive to Pelican Bay Blvd.  Stay on Pelican Bay Blvd to N. Pointe Dr.  Left on North Pointe Drive to Vanderbilt Beach Road.  West on Vanderbilt Beach Road to Vamderbilt Drive.  North on Vanderbilt Drive to Bonita Beach Rd.  West on Bonita Beach Rd to the Gulf of Mexico when it becomes Hickory Blvd.  Stay on this road until you get to Fort Myers Beach.  You will see beautiful residential neighborhoods, beautiful beaches and will go by Lover's Key State Park.

This trip is about 31 miles.



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