Think magical theme parks, Art Deco chic in Miami and endless stretches of pristine beach in the Keys: think Florida.
America’s Sunshine State certainly lives up to its reputation so prepare yourself for a rollercoaster experience you won’t forget with this sensational self-drive journey.
Some of the highlights included are:
- Orlando – crammed with water parks and designer shops
- Fun-filled theme parks including the exhilarating Universal Studios
- Miami’s glamorous beaches and beautiful people
- Laid-back islands and year-round sunshine in the Florida Keys
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- Indirect international flights
- 14 nights in 4–4.5* hotels
- 15 days' car hire
- Universal Studios 2-Park bonus ticket
- Everglades airboat tour & Millionaire's Row Cruise
- Old Town Trolley tour of Key West
Need to know+
- Arrives: Orlando International Airport (MCO)
- Time difference: GMT-5
- Visa requirements: British passport holders require an electronic travel authorisation (ESTA), available online
- Language: English
- Currency: US dollar (USD)
- Flying time from UK: around 9 hours direct
- Plug type: 2 flat pins
- Voltage: 120V
Fly from UK to Orlando
Enjoy the world-famous attractions in thrill-seeking Orlando. Explore the copious theme parks, including Universal Orlando Resort, where your admission to both Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure is included. After all that excitement, shop up a storm in Orlando’s designer boutiques and outlets, then cool off with a dip in one of the many water parks.
Take a walk around Miami’s Art Deco District then flop down under a shady palm tree on glitzy Miami Beach and sunbathe with the beautiful people. When not beach-lounging, try a spot of retail therapy in Miami’s array of designer shops and boutiques, then relax and refresh on one of the many top-notch restaurants, perhaps trying the sizzling Cuban flavours in Little Havana. Further afield, explore the watery wetlands of the Everglades National Park aboard a boat tour – just beware of the alligators!
Begin your drive down the Overseas Highway to the glorious Florida Keys. Soak up the laid-back vibe of small and secluded Duck Key, tucked away in the middle of the Florida Keys. Surrounded by azure waters that offset the superb sunsets, Hawks Kay resort offers excellent fishing and snorkelling, as well as energetic water-based activities such as kayaking, kite boarding, parasailing and even the latest craze of paddle boarding.
Explore the turquoise waters and sunny streets of Key West. Hop on board a trolley and take part in some good old-fashioned sightseeing – Earnest Hemingway’s house, Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha and the adorable colonial houses are just a few of the attractions on offer.
Round off your trip in the village of Islamorada, the village of islands, so-called because it’s made up of six separate islands. The clear blue waters of Islamorada are fantastic for fishing, scuba diving and a variety of exciting watersports. Bucket list-tickers can scratch off swimming with dolphins here too, as the area is home to the highly-intelligent Atlantic bottlenose dolphin.
Depart Islamorada and return to the UK
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