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Interstate 75

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Interstate 75 is in United States.

Understand[edit]

Interstate 75 is an important north-south highway in the eastern United States. It runs 1,786.47 miles from Florida to Michigan, through Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio. It is the 7th longest U.S. Interstate highway. It was completed in 1986. Most of Interstate 75 is 6 lanes. The southern terminus is in the city of Hialeah, a suburb of Miami. The northern terminus is in the city of Sault Sainte Marie, near the U.S.-Canada border. Driving straight from Hialeah to Sault Sainte Marie would take about 26 hours.

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Get in[edit]

It is possible to start at either end of the route.

Route[edit]

In Ohio be sure to stop at Bowling Green, Ohio. A convenient Visitors Center is located right off of Interstate 75 exit 181. Take a self-guided tour of the city's highlights and enjoy hometown hospitality amid a charming historic district with locally-owned shops, galleries and restaurants.

Day 1: Hialeah to Fort Myers, Florida[edit]


From Miad Circle in Miami International Airport, turn right onto NW 20th Street. After 500 feet, turn right again onto Perimeter Road/NW 12th Street. Stay on Perimeter Road/NW 12th Street for about one and a half miles and then turn left onto North Red Road. After 200 feet, merge onto Dolphin Expressway/State Road 836. Stay on the Dolphin Expressway for 1.5 miles and then exit north onto Palmetto Expressway/Florida 826. After 10 miles, exit onto I-75 North to Naples. Stay on Interstate 75 for the next 140 miles. About 3/5 of I-75 from Hialeah through Fort Myers---The Alligator Alley---runs through the Big Cypress Nature Preserve. After entering Fort Myers, take exit 131 onto Daniels Parkway towards Cape Coral. Stay on Daniels Parkway for 4 miles and then turn left onto South Tamiami Trail. After a mile, turn right onto Gladiolus Drive and stay on it for 2 miles. Then, turn left onto San Carlos Boulevard. After 4 miles, turn right onto Estero Boulevard and then right again onto Old San Carlos Boulevard. On the corner of Old San Carlos Boulevard and 2nd Street is Harbour House At The Inn.

Day 2: Fort Myers to Tampa, Florida[edit]

Retrace your steps back to Interstate 75. The drive to Tampa takes about 2 1/2 hours. You will pass through the cities of Port Charlotte and Sarasota, as well as several other towns. After about 150 miles, take exit 256 to Tampa onto Lee Roy Selmon Expressway/Florida 618/Crosstown Expressway. Stay on the Expressway for 6 miles and then take exit 9 onto North 22nd Street. About 1/2 mile later, turn left onto County Road 574/East 7th Avenue. At the intersection of East 7th Avenue and North 14th Street is the Hampton Inn and Suites.

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