Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    Default Chicago to Fort Lauderdale - 3 kids!

    My husband has the concept that a road trip to Florida with three kids (ages 6,5 and 10 months) would be "fun." I don't agree with his perspective, but cannot ignore the economic reality. My plan - to make the road trip fun and bearable. Looking for suggestions on the best route, and a few places to stop en route that the kids (all boys) would find entertaining, and where they can be active on the way so I have some semblance of sanity on our "vacation." Would also appreciate hotel/motel recommendations for the midpoint on our route- someplace with a pool maybe? hope to knock out the trip in two days. Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    Driving from Chicago to Ft. Lauderdale in 2 days is NOT going to be fun or bearable, especially with 3 young children. This is a 1400 mile drive, which exceeds our 550 mile a day recommendation with NO sightseeing or kids. I strongly recommend you take at least 3 full days, if not 4.

  3. #3

    Default point taken

    You are right - so assuming 3 days, that allows for approx. 400 mi a day.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

    Default long days, short detours

    Three days will be much better. You'll still be on the road for about 8 hours a day, but that will leave you some time for some short stops along the way.

    Some of my favorite ideas would include the Louisville Slugger Museum/Factory (I took my 9 year old their last fall, and she's asking to go back), Mammoth Cave, and the Coke Museum and/or the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta

    Breaking up the trip into 3 even legs would give you stops in Nashville and Valdosta, GA, both which should have plenty of motels to pick from.

Similar Threads

  1. Driving from Fort Lauderdale to Florida Keys to New Orleans in 2 weeks
    By oh_laceyj in forum Fall & Winter RoadTrips
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-19-2009, 08:21 AM
  2. fort lauderdale to atlanta
    By bahama in forum Fall & Winter RoadTrips
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-06-2008, 07:33 AM
  3. Fort Lauderdale to San Diego
    By xourtney in forum Spring RoadTrips
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-29-2008, 12:15 PM
  4. Kids 12 and under, start in chicago, loop including WI and a Great Lake
    By momof3east in forum Planning Summer RoadTrips
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-22-2007, 09:30 AM
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-12-2004, 06:43 AM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts