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Old 03-04-2007, 10:19 AM
 
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Good day,

We're heading down to Florida in April for two weeks vacation, and I was curious about the best routes to drive to the above locations.

For Daytona Beach to Ft. Lauderdale, I was wondering about a scenic but not extremely slow route (any tolls involved and their prices?). We'll be driving on a Thursday. Any recommended pitstops on the way?

For Miami to Orlando, I am looking for the a fast route (any tolls/prices?). We'll be driving on a Friday.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-04-2007, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Good day,

We're heading down to Florida in April for two weeks vacation, and I was curious about the best routes to drive to the above locations.

For Daytona Beach to Ft. Lauderdale, I was wondering about a scenic but not extremely slow route (any tolls involved and their prices?). We'll be driving on a Thursday. Any recommended pitstops on the way?

For Miami to Orlando, I am looking for the a fast route (any tolls/prices?). We'll be driving on a Friday.

Thanks in advance!
Daytona to Ft Lauderdale I wouldn't imagine much that is "scenic" on that drive.... In fact it's one of the more boring drives you'll ever have IMO.... Take I-95 and just get there..... I suppose you could take US 1, but I can't imagine stoplights every 5 feet and strip malls are your idea of "scenic".....

Miami to Orlando the fastest route is the Florida Turnpike... It's not cheap going all that way on it though ($20 or so I think...). The other option would be to take I-95 up to the Beachline Expressway (528) near Cocoa Beach.... Won't be as quick, but will be cheaper on tolls....
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Old 03-10-2007, 09:39 AM
 
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The other option would be to take I-95 up to the Beachline Expressway (528) near Cocoa Beach.... Won't be as quick, but will be cheaper on tolls....
Do you know how long this drive would be? And how much time would the Turnpike save me compared to this route?
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Old 03-10-2007, 09:45 AM
 
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Daytona to Ft. Laud- you could check out mapquest and plan to jog over from I-95 to A1A for a bit- very pretty.
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:35 PM
 
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Hi, my wife and I are driving from Toronto to Miami for 2 weeks and would like to know what would be the best scenic routes to take as well as some fun things to do along the way
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Old 03-08-2009, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Hi, my wife and I are driving from Toronto to Miami for 2 weeks and would like to know what would be the best scenic routes to take as well as some fun things to do along the way
Stop in St Augustine and bee-bop around the historic district and maybe hit the lighthouse.

After that, nothing to see as far as I'm concerned so just get to your destination...

Actually Cape Canaveral is kinda cool too..
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:05 AM
 
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Looking for a scenic, but not slow drive from Miami to Orlando First time from Australia, Looking forward to the experience. Travelling in late April 09. Any sugestions :-)
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:07 AM
 
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Looking for a scenic, but not slow drive from Miami to Orlando First time from Australia, Looking forward to the experience. Travelling in late April 09. Any sugestions :-)
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Old 04-04-2009, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Looking for a scenic, but not slow drive from Miami to Orlando First time from Australia, Looking forward to the experience. Travelling in late April 09. Any sugestions :-)
I agree with Rhett...not a lot of scenic stuff between Orlando and Miami. Take the Florida Turnpike north from Miami to Orlando...but have cash, lots of tolls.

Or take I-95N to the Beach Line (SR 528) - also a toll road - west to Orlando. Still no scenery to speak of.

Or, you could take US 27 from Miami, then hit I-4 around Davenport and into Orlando. No tolls, but bunches of small towns with lots of traffic lights. This way may be a little more interesting than the other routes. At least there are places to eat or get coffee along the way!
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:52 PM
 
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I am in Daytona and a drive from here to Ft. Lauderdale (I agree totally with Rhett on both routes to take) is about 4 to 4 1/2 hours. From Orlando to Miami would be in my "guesstimation" about 5 hours or so.

Have fun and enjoy your stay! We're expecting frost tomorrow morning, but its supposed to warm up again by Thursday.

Nancy
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