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Discover Florida

Orlando, Cape Canaveral, Miami, Key West & The Gulf Coast

Circling the Sunshine State, Discover Florida is an sun kissed cruise that begins and ends in Orlando. 

Easy driving mixed with perfect beaches, great shopping and classy hotels – Discover Florida is a pleasure  from start to finish. This is a great starting tour for any new road tripper.


Discover Florida 14 days

Remember, any and all of our pre packaged road trips can be altered to meet your exact needs and wants. Do you have more or less than 14 days for your road trip? No problem, we can bolt on extra nights to allow more time to explore or shorten the number of destinations as required. Just let us know when requesting your quote.

Florida - so much more than Orlando's theme parks



Day 1

Arrive in sunny Florida

You’ll touch down in one of Orlando’s two international airports, you’ll then collect your car before cruising over to your Orlando Hotel. Settle in, relax by the pool or cruise around Orlando.

  • Key location: Orlando
  • Orlando
  • 12 Miles

Theme park fun

Day 2

Theme Parks and much more

Walt Disney World alone is the size of Greater Manchester and boasts 4 theme parks and 2 water parks. Many other parks have sprung up over the years and Orlando is now a mecca for theme park enthusiasts. The year round climate helps make this area a golfers paradise also.

  • Key location: Orlando
  • Orlando

Golf course heaven

Day 3

Another day of fun in Orlando

Another day to explore the theme parks, water parks, golf courses or swimming pools of sunny Orlando.

  • Key location: Orlando
  • Orlando

Daytona Beach

Day 4

The Atlantic Coast and Cape Canaveral

Spend the morning by the pool or shopping in one of the popular Malls located in Orlando. After lunch, you’ll hit the road for an hour or so and cruise over to the Atlantic coast. Want a longer drive today? Head north to Daytona Beach first, before turning south.

  • Key location: Cape Canaveral
  • Cocoa Beach
  • 60 Miles

3,2,1 Lift Off!

Day 5

Kennedy Space Center or the beach

Home to the Kennedy Space Center and launch pad for many a space mission. Over 60 years of space exploration history can be seen in Cape Canaveral, including 8 rockets, an IMAX 3-D theatre and even a G-Force simulator. Out of this world!

  • Key location: Kennedy Space Center
  • Cocoa Beach

South Beach hut

Day 6

Cruise the Atlantic coast to Miami

South Beach is calling! So start the car and head south. You’ll pass posh Palm Beach along the way, a great place to stop off for a nice breakfast or lunch on route to Miami.

  • Key location: Atlantic Coast
  • Miami Beach
  • 239 Miles

Glam Collins Ave

Day 7

Miami art deco style and glamour

Miami Beach has miles of sandy beaches which are backed with glitzy Art Deco hotels and sprinkled with attractive residents coming to and from model castings. A great place to cruise around, walk the boardwalk or enjoy a meal while you people watch. Forget Miami Vice, this area is classy and the hotels are amongst Americas best.

  • Key location: Miami Beach
  • Miami Beach

Miami Beach

Day 8

A second day of fun in Miami

Another day exploring the allure of Miami Beach. The chic hotels can be hard to leave at times, hotels like The National or The Delano offer amazing pools and cabanas to enjoy the Florida sun. However the beach, shops and restaurants will tempt you away from your sun lounger.

  • Key location: Miami Beach
  • Miami Beach

Overseas Highway

Day 9

The Overseas Highway to Key West

This 150 mile drive from Miami to Key West takes you along a string of small islands linked by a road set on stilts. Nicknamed “The Overseas Highway” because miles upon miles of this drive are spent on bridges that hover over the turquoise seas below. Along the way scuba divers and snorkelers will have many pit stop options, including the popular ‘Christ of the Deep’ dive near to Key Largo.

  • Key location: Key West
  • Key West
  • 168 Miles

Key West

Day 10

Chill in laid back Key West

Once a refuse for presidents and writers, the keys now serve tourists and the free roaming chickens that reside here. Once at Key West, check out Sloppy Joe’s, Duval Street and soak up the laid back atmosphere and gorgeous sunsets.

  • Key location: Key West
  • Key West

Airboat in the Everglades

Day 11

Drive through the Everglades to the Gulf coast

As you drive to the gulf coast, you’ll pass through the Everglades which starts just 30 miles west of the glitz and glamour of Miami. The Everglades is over 1.5 million acres of subtropical wetlands filled with crocodiles, alligators, manatees and even panthers and more. This vast natural wonder can be explored by taking guided tours on canoes or trilling airboats, even a drive across the National Park along Alligator Alley feels life an adventure in a land that man shouldn’t belong.

  • Key location: Everglades NP
  • Sanibel
  • 308 Miles

Untouched beaches

Day 12

Beautiful Sanibel Island

Beautiful Sanibel and Captiva Islands are famous for their shells, sandy beaches and stunning sunsets. Don’t be tempted into shell collecting without understanding the strict collecting rules that apply on the island. Dolphin watching cruises are also popular from here.

  • Key location: Sanibel Is
  • Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast pier

Day 13

Explore more of the Gulf coast

From Clearwater to Naples you can enjoy wonderful beaches and warm gulf waters, so why not cruise around exploring some of the many world class beaches. Siesta Key, near Sarasota was recently voted the best in America. Bored laying under a palm tree on perfect white sands? Fabulous shopping is never far away or why not try one of the amazing theme parks here, such as Busch Gardens.

  • Key location: Gulf Coast
  • Gulf Coast

Pristine white sands

Day 14

Relax by the pool before flying home

The American Road Trip Company we usually try to book a late flight back to give you more time for fun and so you can sleep during the flight home. So,relax by the pool before returning the car at the airport and flying home after seeing so much of what the Sunshine State has to offer.

  • Key location: Gulf Coast
  • Fly Home
  • 175 Miles

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