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    Step Into Florida’s Backyard: Beaches, Springs, and Gators!

    Step Into Florida’s Backyard: Beaches, Springs, and Gators!
    Starts from

    Orlando

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    32

    Duration

    5 days

    Length

    802 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Orlando

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    5 days

    Length

    802 mi

    Family-Friendly
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    Highlights

    • Discover the historical Space Coast at Cape Canaveral.
    • Take a bike ride through the Treasure Coast.
    • Feel the cultural and colourful vibes of Miami.
    • Get up close and personal with the Florida alligator.
    • Rest and recover on the quiet Gulf Coast.
    • Swim with mermaids in natural springs.
    After spending your days in the magical world of Disney, it’s time to discover what else Florida has to offer. Spend the next five days exploring Central and South Florida, so you can get a better understanding of why it’s nicknamed the sunshine state. With over 250 days of pure sunshine, you'll find that most of the activities on this route will be outdoors.
    The state is filled with scenic routes along both coasts and has plenty of fun-filled activities for all ages. Starting and returning to Orlando, this trip will cover iconic and beautiful cities and small towns that capture the essence of the state. You’ll spot incredible wildlife, such as alligators, birds, sea turtles, and over 200 other animals that you can only find in this state. This trip can be completed at any time as the weather is always warm and welcoming.
    Please note: some activities and events require reservations well in advance, so plan your trip beforehand. Compare different car rental companies conveniently online via the TCS car rental platform. Whether in Switzerland or abroad, whether on holiday or on business trips. With TCS, you remain mobile and flexible and benefit from the best rental car offers, including many advantages and services.
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    After spending your days in the magical world of Disney, it’s time to discover what else Florida has to offer. Spend the next five days exploring Central and South Florida, so you can get a better understanding of why it’s nicknamed the sunshine state. With over 250 days of pure sunshine, you'll find that most of the activities on this route will be outdoors.
    The state is filled with scenic routes along both coasts and has plenty of fun-filled activities for all ages. Starting and returning to Orlando, this trip will cover iconic and beautiful cities and small towns that capture the essence of the state. You’ll spot incredible wildlife, such as alligators, birds, sea turtles, and over 200 other animals that you can only find in this state. This trip can be completed at any time as the weather is always warm and welcoming.
    Please note: some activities and events require reservations well in advance, so plan your trip beforehand. Compare different car rental companies conveniently online via the TCS car rental platform. Whether in Switzerland or abroad, whether on holiday or on business trips. With TCS, you remain mobile and flexible and benefit from the best rental car offers, including many advantages and services.
    Book Car Rental Now
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    • Discover the historical Space Coast at Cape Canaveral.
    • Take a bike ride through the Treasure Coast.
    • Feel the cultural and colourful vibes of Miami.
    • Get up close and personal with the Florida alligator.
    • Rest and recover on the quiet Gulf Coast.
    • Swim with mermaids in natural springs.

    Travel itinerary

    Discover Florida's Space Coast
    5 Activities

    Day 1

    140 mi

    Discover Florida's Space Coast

    As you drive away from Orlando and the magical world of Disney, you’ll start your day on Florida’s Space Coast, learning about NASA and the history of space exploration at the incredible Kennedy Space Center. NASA has launched every human launch from here, so you can imagine how much history is packed into this location. Most of your day will be spent here, and you’ll start your journey down the famous A1A Highway. It’s one of the first highways built in the state, and stops along most cities and towns down the Atlantic Coast. The day ends in the beautiful town of Vero Beach, a quiet and relaxing town with lots of charm.
    Florida’s Treasure Coast and the Colourful City of Miami
    10 Activities

    Day 2

    170 mi0.8 mi

    Florida’s Treasure Coast and the Colourful City of Miami

    Stay on A1A as much as you can for the scenic route down the coast until you reach Miami, the most energetic city in the state. You'll start on the Treasure Coast and spend some time at the beach, where you’ll snorkel around shipwrecks and explore the surrounding areas. Once you continue down A1A, stay on the scenic route until you get close to the Miami area. Make stops in the beautiful Wynwood Arts District and admire murals from artists all over the world, and then head to Miami’s traditional Cuban neighbourhood for incredible flavours and end your evening back on the beach.
    Get Up Close and Personal With Florida’s Everglades
    7 Activities

    Day 3

    174 mi5 mi

    Get Up Close and Personal With Florida’s Everglades

    The Florida Everglades is one of the largest national parks in the United States. While it's best to explore this park via boat, Highway 41 offers wonderful views straight through the middle of the park as you cross over to the Gulf side of the state, where it's said to have the most beautiful beaches in the country.
    Relax Under the Florida Sun and the Gulf Coast
    5 Activities

    Day 4

    162 mi

    Relax Under the Florida Sun and the Gulf Coast

    As you continue along the Gulf Coast, you'll make stops at some of the most charming cities with the best beaches in the country. Get ready for an amazing day under the Florida sun. Hunt for fossilised shark teeth and then kayak around crystal blue waters near St. Petersburg.
    From Natural Springs to Disney Springs
    5 Activities

    Day 5

    156 mi0.2 mi

    From Natural Springs to Disney Springs

    The last leg of this incredible Florida road trip will be filled with springs. You can't leave town without visiting some of the most popular springs in the state – Weeki Wache and Disney!
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