We are staying for four nights at the Ritz Carlton South Beach, (two adults, two kids, aged 13 and 11). We will be driving from St Pete's, (leaving by 9am), and I'm contemplating arriving at Miami about 4/5pm via a short detour to Sawgrass Mills to avoid a day trip there later in the week. Is this do-able?
We then have three full days in Miami. I'd like to spend one in South Beach, (visiting the beach and maybe do a duck tour). On the other two days, I'm thinking one day trip to the Everglades, maybe another to John Pennenkamp Reef.
On our last day we then have about 5 hours between checking out of the hotel and when we need to be at Miami airport. I'm thinking we could spend this time shopping around South Beach - any suggestions?
How long does it take to drive from South Beach to Miami airport mid afternoon, (we need to check in at 4pm and drop the car off first)?
What do you think? Am I trying to do too much? Any suggestions/advice, would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.