Sandcastles and Family Fun Fly Drive Holiday Itinerary
Welcome to the capital of Family Fun. Get settled in and ready for a fun-filled Florida vacation filled with beautiful beaches and adventure!
Considered by many as the happiest place on earth due to the many Walt Disney World attractions, you may want to spend your day at one of the fun-filled parks which Walt Disney World offers: Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios or one of the many water parks. Not to be overshadowed by Disney, Universal Studios and SeaWorld also have their own exciting brand of characters and attractions which you may choose to enjoy. (optional, fees apply)
DAY 04: DRIVING DISTANCE: 60 MI / 97 KM
ORLANDO – COCOA BEACH
Drive east to the Space Coast of Florida and land in Cocoa Beach. Cocoa Beach is home of the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame and is often referred to as Surf City. You may want to explore the universe at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center or walk the famous Cocoa Beach pier and enjoy the shops, food and ocean air.
DAY 05-06: DRIVING DISTANCE: 198 MI / 319 KM
COCOA BEACH – MIAMI
Cruising down A1A with the beach on your left and orange groves on your right you will understand why Floridians call this “The Land of Good Living”. Continue to explore Florida’s east coast moving though the tranquil beaches of Vero and the lavish estates of Palm Beach, home to such American iconic families as the Kennedy’s, Vanderbilt’s and Trumps. Moving down to the tip of the Florida peninsula bordered by emerald waters and white sand beaches you will find the jewel of the Atlantic Ocean – Miami Beach. Experience Miami’s outdoor lifestyle and art deco architecture. Combined with its cultural food and contagious nightlife, it’s easy to see why some never leave. This is the place where celebrities from around the world come to play. Kick back on a patio cafe, lay on the beach or window shop the world famous boutiques of the Lincoln Street corridor – this is the place to see and be seen!
DAY 07: DRIVING DISTANCE: 160 MI / 257 KM
MIAMI – KEY WEST
It’s time to load up the troops and take them on an island adventure. Head south and arrive in the first Key of thirty-four total Keys. Surrounded by 1700 islands, Key Largo is the largest of all the Florida Keys which is indicated by its Spanish name “Cayo Largo” meaning “Long Key”. Key Largo is a popular tourist destination and calls itself “The Diving Capital of the World”. An easy way to experience its underwater magic is to rent snorkelling equipment and hold hands while you float over sea life and beautiful coral reefs. Driving across the Florida Keys it seems like the road almost floats because of the extensive bridges spanning 100 miles to Key West. Surrounded by crystal water and riddled with tiny islands and boats, keep your eyes open for sharks and pirate ships!
Key West is rich with history from being the home of Hemingway and the place where he wrote his most popular books, to the different festivals on Duval Street. May we suggest a visit to the Key West Shipwreck Museum (optional) which offers a birds-eye view of the island, a ride on the Conch Train (optional), a walk to the most Southern point of the USA or enjoy the nightly sunset celebration at Mallory Square dock.
DAY 09: DRIVING DISTANCE: 302 MI / 486 KM
KEY WEST – FORT MYERS
Keep your fingers inside the car and prepare for a ride through the wild coast of Everglades National Park, known as “Alligator Alley” due to the overwhelming number of fresh water alligators. The good thing on this single stretch of road is that it’s very difficult to get lost! Everglades National Park is a diverse series of habitats that shelter a wide variety of plants and animals. While crossing the Everglades, stop and visit the Miccosukee Indian Village, then continue on your journey to Naples. Founded in the 1880s, the name caught on when promoters described the bay as “surpassing the bay of Naples, Italy”. This is a great place to enjoy the beach, stroll through the historic town center with lots of shops and admire the Spanish architecture. End your day arriving into Fort Myers.
Fort Myers is an area with more than 100 barrier islands. More than 50 miles of fine, white sand beaches shelter some of the world’s best seashells. Enjoy your day playing on the beach and collecting your own souvenirs.
DAY 11: DRIVING DISTANCE: 76 MI / 122 KM
FORT MYERS – SARASOTA
Head north along the gulf coast to beautiful Sarasota, a popular beach resort with lots of quaint shops and a great place to pick up an ice-cream cone to cool you from the Florida heat! Sarasota is also the hometown of Ringling Brothers, “The Greatest Show on Earth”. Perhaps visit their museum to learn more about the history of circus life.
Search for shells on the beach, work on your tan or read your favourite book; Sarasota is the perfect place to do it all or relax and do nothing!
DAY 13: DRIVING DISTANCE: 131 MI / 210 KM
SARASOTA – ORLANDO
Drive east on I-4 through one of the agricultural areas of central Florida and arrive in Orlando for one more day of Magic!
Finish your trip off with a splash by visiting one of the waterparks or relaxing by the pool before your flight home. (optional, fees apply).
Holiday Info & Extras
Travel may be any day of the week, subject to availability of all components of the program.
Package rates may not be applicable over special events and during Public Holidays – rates are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. Hotels may be substituted with comparable standard properties. Refer to our Booking Conditions for full details.
“Compulsory Daily Resort Fee” if applicable will be advised at time of booking. A resort fee is a mandatory nightly surcharge imposed by hotels, nominally to cover the cost of certain amenities. Unlike room rates, which vary hugely according to season, the resort fee is generally a fixed amount per night.
International Long-haul Flights; Special discounted fares available if booked as part of this package – ask our friendly team for a quote.
FAMILY version can be booked with 5 people in a room with the existing combinations only: 1 adult+4 children/2 adults+3 children/3 adults+2 children/4 adults+0 children (not possible to book with 5 adults in a room for this version).
FAMILY version can be booked “on request” only.
FAMILY version: rooms are booed with existing bedding only.
FAMILY VERSION: Rollaway not guaranteed or included in rate.