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Discover Florida

Visit Orlando, Miami Beach, The Florida Keys, Key West, Everglades National Park, Naples, Sanibel & Captiva & Sarasota.

A sun kissed cruise circling the sunshine state

14 Nights from £1,799pp
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‘from’ prices are based on off peak travel, 2 people sharing a standard car, economy flights and 2-3* Hotels. All trips are completely bespoke so just tell your expert any requirements you have.

Circling the Sunshine State, Discover Florida is a sun kissed cruise that begins and ends in Orlando. See it all on this fabulous Florida road trip. Easy driving mixed with perfect beaches, as well as great shopping, amazing theme parks and luxury hotels. Discover Florida is a pleasure from start to finish, so it’s a great fly-drive for anyone new to the idea of road-tripping.

Key road trip highlights:

  • It’s an ideal holiday for spending time relaxing on Florida’s white sandy beaches.
  • Multiple theme park options for any thrill seekers.
  • Spend three or more days in glamorous Miami Beach.
  • Cruise down The Overseas Highway to Key West at the tip of the Florida Keys.
  • Drive through the remarkable landscape of Everglades National Park.
  • Opportunity to spot wildlife, including alligators, dolphins, manatees and exotic birds.
  • Enjoy stops along Florida’s Gulf Coast in places like Naples, Sanibel Island and Sarasota.
  • What’s included? Direct flights with a premier carrier like Virgin Atlantic, accommodation to your desired standard and length of stay, car rental and a detailed road trip pack.
Discover Florida route with The American Road Trip Company

Our Favourite Hotels

We’ll suggest properties to match your preferred budget, be it low-cost, mid-range or high-end luxury that you’re looking for. We can also mix it up so you’ll experience a range of standards and experiences along your road trip.

Casa Morada, Florida Keys

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Casa Morada

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Florida Keys

Universal Endless Summer Resort, Dockside Inn & Suites

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Universal Endless Summer Resort, Dockside Inn

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Orlando

Life House, South of Fifth, Miami

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Life House, South of Fifth

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Miami

Inn at Pelican Bay, Naples

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Inn at Pelican Bay

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Naples

Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa, Marathon The Keys

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Isla Bella Beach Resort & Spa

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Florida Keys

National Hotel Oceanfront Resort, Miami

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National Hotel Oceanfront Resort

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Miami

Four Seasons, Walt Disney World Resort Orlando

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Four Seasons, Walt Disney World Resort

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Orlando

1 Hotel South Beach, Miami

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1 Hotel South Beach

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Miami

Road Trip Itinerary

All of our American road trips can be tailored to meet your requirements. 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.

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Welcome to sunny Orlando, Florida

Touch down in Orlando; you’ll then collect your car and head over to your luxury Orlando hotel. Settle in and relax; you’ve got two weeks to discover all the fabulous places Florida offers.

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Orlando, FL

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Lake Eola , Orlando, Florida, USA
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Giant theme parks and so much more

Walt Disney World alone is the size of Greater Manchester and boasts massive 4 theme parks and 2 water parks. The parks are continually growing and evolving, and thus, Orlando has become a mecca for theme park enthusiasts. Check out the “big two” of Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, a whole world of fun. The glorious year-round Florida climate helps make this area a golfer’s paradise also.

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Orlando, FL

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Roller Coaster, Orlando, Florida, USA
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Another day of fun and games in Orlando

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

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando, Florida, USA - Golf
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A fourth and final day and night in Orlando

Want to see some nature whilst in Orlando? 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!

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Orlando, FL

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Everglades National Park, Florida, USA - Airboat
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Cruise down the Atlantic Coast to Miami Beach

Today, you’ll hit the road and cruise east to the Atlantic Coast before turning south for Miami – South Beach is calling! You can stop off and visit Cape Canaveral and posh Palm Beach on your way to Miami. South Beach is the perfect base for your three-night stay. It is a great place to cruise around, walk the boardwalk or enjoy a meal while you people watch. Forget Miami Vice, this is a classy area, and the hotels are amongst America’s finest.

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Miami Beach, FL

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242 miles

Beach Tower in Miami, Florida, USA
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Explore some of Miami's other neighbourhoods

We recommend exploring some of Miami’s 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 trendy Wynwood Walls Art District, which has colourful murals throughout the neighbourhood. Alternatively, you may prefer to take a refreshing dip in the 1920s built Venetian Pool in Coral Gables.

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Miami Beach, FL

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Miami, Florida, USA, Ocean drive
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A third day enjoying the allure of Miami Beach

The chic hotels can be hard to leave at times; hotels like The National and 1 Hotel offer incredible swimming pools and cabanas to enjoy under the Florida sun. Nevertheless, the fabulous beach, shops and restaurants will tempt you away from your hotel sun lounger.

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Miami Beach, FL

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Beach in Miami, Florida, USA, Atlantic Explorer Road Trip
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Take the celebrated Overseas Highway to Key West

This 167-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 pitstop options, including the popular ‘Christ of the Deep’ dive near Key Largo.

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Key West, FL

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167 miles

Overseas Highway, The Keys, Florida, USA
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Chill out in laid back Key West

Once a refuge for presidents and writers, The Keys now serves 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 southernmost point of America and close to the Caribbean. So, soak up the vibes and relax in the chilled-out atmosphere.

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Key West, FL

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Florida keys, USA
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Drive through Everglades National Park to Naples

As you drive over to the Gulf Coast, you’ll pass through the extraordinary Everglades National Park, which starts just 30 miles west of the glitz and glamour of Miami. The Everglades has over 1.5 million acres of subtropical wetlands filled with crocodiles, alligators, manatees and more. This vast natural wonder can be explored on a guided tour by canoe or thrilling airboat or simply by driving through the National Park using the Tamiami Trail.

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Naples, FL

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237 miles

Florida Everglades
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Beautiful beach homes and palm-lined streets of Naples

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

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Naples, FL

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Naples Pier, Gulf Coast, Florida, USA
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Drive north from Naples to Sanibel Island

It’s a short drive today, but you’ll head to an entirely different environment. 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 of spectacular natural beauty. Dolphin-watching cruises are also popular from here.

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Sanibel Island, FL

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46 miles

Dolphin along Gulf Coast, Florida
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A second day on Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island is small, visitors can cycle from end to end in less than an hour. This is a very special place to visit, and it makes for the perfect relaxing end to a road trip discovering many of Florida’s highlights. We can also explore further up the Gulf Coast should this appeal, another 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.

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Sanibel Island, FL

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Beach chairs in Sanibel, Florida, USA
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The third and final day relaxing on Sanibel Island

Spend the last day lounging by the hotel pool or relaxing on the beaches. At The American Road Trip Company, we usually 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.

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Sanibel Island, FL

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Lighthouse, Sanibel, Florida, USA

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Frequently Asked Questions

You’ll find answers to most of your questions right here. If you still need assistance, Feel free to get in touch, and we’ll be sure to get back to you promptly!

Can I Add Extra Nights To The Road Trips?

Not a problem. If you are lucky enough to have extra time to explore more places or add more rest days, then just let us know and we’ll adjust your trip to match your preferred timescale.

Must I Have Travel Insurance?

We strongly advise that you purchase travel insurance for your holiday to cover you against medical expenses, theft and other financial costs. Should you need to cancel before travelling, some insurance policies may pay out for any loss of funds that have been paid to us and which cannot be refunded under our cancellation policy.

Can I Do A One-Way Rental?

Many of our trips have a different end destination than the starting point, so this is not a problem. Please note a fee sometimes applies for one-way rentals between other regions or states, which will be paid to the supplier directly when collecting the vehicle. We’ll endeavour to inform you of this charge within your quote.

Am I Limited To Certain Hotels Or Chains?

No, far from it. We work with a range of properties from 3* to 5*, so we can adapt the trip to match most budgets. We have access to rooms in more than 800 hotels, motels, lodges and B&Bs across North America.

How Old Do I Need To Be?

The minimum age to rent a car is 21 in the United States or Canada, although, in addition, any drivers under 25 years of age will generally incur a surcharge.

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