About ⅓ or a third of the way, you can stop at North Miami Beach, FL. This is about 17 minutes south of Fort Lauderdale.
About ⅔ or two thirds of the way, you can stop at Miami, FL. This is about half an hour south of Fort Lauderdale, or about 17 minutes northeast of Kendall.
If you drive straight through without stopping at all, the total distance is 41 miles. The distances shown above don't include local roads to get into each town, so if you're planning a long road trip, make sure you factor in traffic and road conditions, rest stop breaks, and interesting detours along the way. If you're in a rush, you can do the trip with zero stops, and your total travel time would be around 50 minutes.