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Discover Florida

Orlando, Cape Canaveral, Palm Beach, Miami Beach, The Florida Keys, Key West, Everglades National Park, Naples, Sanibel & Captiva, Sarasota & more

See it all on our Florida Road Trips. Circling the Sunshine State, Discover Florida is a sun kissed cruise that begins and ends in Orlando. Easy driving mixed with perfect beaches, as well as great shopping and classy hotels. Discover Florida is a pleasure from start to finish, so it’s a great fly drive for anyone new to road tripping.


Discover Florida 14 nights

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


Lake Eola

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

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. The parks are continually evolving and Orlando is a mecca for theme park enthusiasts. Make sure you check out the "big two" of Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, a whole world of fun. 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. If you plan to enjoy the parks, be sure to ask us about how to maximise your experience by avoiding the lines. The parks are HUGE, Disney World is twice the size of Manhattan!

  • Key location: Orlando
  • Orlando


Day 4

There's more to Orlando than theme parks

From your Orlando base if you want to have a day off the theme parks you could explore the Space Coast and Kennedy Space Center. If your a space enthusiast then the Kennedy Space Center is out of this world! Or perhaps take an airboat tour in Kissimmee to get up close with the wildlife, birds, alligators and incredible flora and fauna that call this part of Florida home. Orlando really does have something for everyone!

  • Key location: Orlando
  • Orlando

South Beach hut

Day 5

Cruise the Atlantic coast to Miami

Today you’ll hit the road with a cruise over to the Atlantic coast before turning south towards Miami, South Beach is calling! You’ll pass Cape Canaveral and posh Palm Beach along the way. South Beach is the perfect base for your three-night stay. 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 America's best.

  • Key location: Atlantic coast
  • Miami Beach
  • 242 Miles

Art deco heaven

Day 6

Settle in to your glamourous South Beach hotel

Enjoy your first full day in Miami. We recommend exploring one of the many characterful neighbourhoods to really get a feel for the city. Little Havana is particularly distinctive and is home to the largest Cuban community outside of Cuba itself. We also recommend checking out The Wynwood Walls art district with colourful murals in a thriving neighbourhood. Alternatively, you may want to take a refreshing visit to the 1920s built Venetian Pool in Coral Gables to enjoy this a beautifully landscaped water feature.

  • Key location: Miami Beach
  • Miami Beach

Life's a beach

Day 7

Hit the Beach

Another day exploring the allure of Miami Beach. The chic hotels can be hard to leave at times, hotels like The National, 1 Hotel 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 8

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
  • 167 Miles

Key West

Day 9

Chill in laid back Key West

Once a refuge 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. Relax, you're at the southern most point of America and close to the Caribbean. So, soak up the vibes and relax in the chilled out atmosphere of the Keys

  • Key location: Key West
  • Key West

Airboat in the Everglades

Day 10

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 are over 1.5 million acres of subtropical wetlands filled with crocodiles, alligators, manatees and more. This vast natural wonder can be explored by taking guided tours on canoes or thrilling airboats, even a drive across the National Park along Alligator Alley feels like an adventure in a land that man shouldn’t belong.

  • Key location: Everglades NP
  • Naples, Gulf Coast
  • 237 Miles

Pristine white sands

Day 11

Beautiful beach houses and palm lined streets of Naples

Perched on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida, Naples is stylish and upmarket: high-end shopping, world-class culture and sophisticated dining. When it comes time for lunch or drinks and dinner, enjoy your meal with a water view, the gulf coast has the best sunsets! Enjoy from the incredible beach or long pier. Make sure you visit 5th Avenue for a bit of retail therapy in pastel coloured stores and galleries.

  • Key location: Naples, Gulf Coast
  • Naples, Gulf Coast

Sanibel dolphin watching

Day 12

Explore more of the Gulf coast

Beautiful Sanibel and Captiva Islands are famous for their pretty seashells, sandy beaches and stunning sunsets. Don’t be tempted into shell collecting without understanding the strict collecting rules that apply on the island. This is a place spectacular natural beauty. Dolphin watching cruises are also popular from here.

  • Key location: Sanibel, Gulf Coast
  • Sanibel, Gulf Coast
  • 46 Miles

Untouched beaches

Day 13

Explore more of the Gulf coast

Sanibel Island is teeny, you can cycle end to end on Sanbel in under and hour. What a charmer! This is a special place and the perfect relaxing end to a road trip discovering the best of Florida We can also explore further up the gulf coast should this appeal, one option is Siesta Key in Sarasota. This beach regularly earns awards such as "the best beach in America". Just let us know when you call for your quote, each trip we do is completely tailored for you.

  • Key location: Sanibel, Gulf Coast
  • Sanibel island, Gulf Coast

Sanibel Lighthouse

Day 14

Relax on the beach or by the pool, tomorrow you'll fly home

Spend the last day relaxing by the hotel pool or chilling on the beach. At 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. We can look at Tampa, Miami or Orlando options for your return flight home tomorrow.

  • Key location: Sanibel island
  • Sanibel island, Gulf Coast

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