Florida

A non-stop adventure awaiting to unfold

the sunshine state

Endless sunshine and world-renowned theme parks like Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios, and the fascinating Kennedy Space Centre.
But it’s also so much more! Dive into more than 1,200 kilometres of pristine white-sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean including the colourful city of Miami with its art deco influences and buzzing nightlife - your gateway to the mesmerising Florida Keys, connected by a web of bridges that'll leave you breathless.

If theme parks are your thing, Orlando has you covered - it's the undisputed theme park capital of the world! Nature lovers, get ready to be captivated by the Everglades, a wild wetland bursting with wildlife, whilst those in search of a cruise adventure have a multitude of options available to them out of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Port Canaveral and Tampa.

Shopaholics can also rejoice! Florida boasts numerous shopping malls and outlet centres scattered around the state, whilst sports fans can catch one of the major league franchise games in cities like Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, and Tampa, or swing into action themselves at championship golf courses like TPC Sawgrass and Trump National Doral.

So, whatever you’re imagining for your Florida adventure we can help make it real …. 
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Things to see & do

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Magic Kingdom Park

Orlando, Florida

Step into the enchanting world of Magic Kingdom Park, the heartbeat of Disney’s spectacular Walt Disney World Resort and a magical world of fairy tales and enchantment. Home to iconic attractions like Cinderella Castle, Main Street, U.S.A., and Fantasyland, where nostalgia meets excitement and classic Disney characters come to life. Never disappoints, and an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.

Kennedy Space Centre

Merritt Island, Florida

Be awe-struck at the Kennedy Space Centre as you step into the realm of space exploration with a front-row seat at NASA's iconic launch site and Visitor Center, located about an hour's drive from Orlando. Get an up close and personal view of space exploration with a fantastic selection of spacecraft exhibits and experiences that bring the mysteries of space closer than you ever imagined. Highly recommended. 

South Beach Miami

Miami Beach, Florida

Paint the town neon at South Beach Miami and get ready to turn up the heat on the legendary Ocean Drive - where the party never stops. Indulge in a culinary journey at trendy restaurants that serve up a fusion of flavours as diverse as the city itself and when the sun sets, the real magic begins - immerse yourself in the city's lively club scene, where the beats are infectious, and the dance floor is your canvas. 

Fighter Jet Experience

Tampa, Florida

Get ready for the ride of a lifetime with the Fighter Jet Experience. Brace yourself for an adrenaline-pumping, high-speed adventure aboard the Aero L-39 Albatros, straight out of the movies. Guided by a skilled pilot, buckle up for thrilling aerobatic manoeuvres and even take control of the aircraft. A once-in-a-lifetime, hair-raising journey above the Sunshine State. Don't just dream it, fly it - contact Travel USA to snag your seat. This is no simulation; this is the real deal!

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Orlando, Florida

Visit this wild and wonderful theme park, where adventure and wonder collide - whether you're a wildlife enthusiast or an adrenaline junkie. Embark on a leisurely safari through the park, where exotic animals roam freely and explore mystical lands like Pandora - The World of Avatar. And thrill seekers brace yourself for Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, a coaster that'll have you on the edge of your seat.

Visit Everglades National Park

Southern Florida

Just an hour from the heart of Miami lies the wetlands of the Everglades National Park, preserving the largest subtropical wilderness in the country. This unique ecosystem is home to diverse wildlife, from alligators to manatees. Traverse the watery expanse on a thrilling airboat ride or hike through hammocks and cypress domes, witnessing vibrant birdlife soaring above. 

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Orlando, Florida

Step into the heart of cinema magic at Disney's Hollywood Studios where a dazzling combination of entertainment and movie magic awaits. Immerse yourself in attractions inspired by beloved films and TV shows, where thrilling rides, live performances and interactive experiences bring the silver screen to life. From the galactic wonders of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge to the playful charm of Toy Story Land, your ticket to this cinematic adventure awaits! 

LEGOLAND Florida

Winter Haven, Florida

Embark on a block building adventure at LEGOLAND Florida. This family-friendly theme park, designed for kids aged 2 to 12, is a vibrant world inspired by everyone's favourite LEGO bricks. Enjoy interactive attractions, whimsical rides, and captivating shows that promise a day of imaginative fun for the entire family – a brick-tastic journey awaits.

Universal Studios Florida

Orlando, Florida

Dive headfirst into the “reel” world of Universal Studios Florida and get ready for an action-packed adventure. Journey through the silver screen where every corner holds a piece of cinematic magic and where, you're not just a spectator; you're a participant as you venture into the worlds of beloved franchises like Harry Potter, Fast And Furious, Transformers and much, much more. 

Daytona International Speedway

Daytona Beach, Florida

Rev up your engines at this legendary motorsport hub - the heartbeat of the famous Daytona 500 NASCAR race. Dive into the action with a 60-minute tour, buckle up for a thrilling ride-along, or channel your inner racer with a drive on the track. Daytona International Speedway is also home to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, making it a must-visit for every speed demon and motor racing enthusiast.

Salvador Dali Museum

St. Petersburg, Florida

Lose yourself in the extraordinary at the Salvador Dali Museum, a treasure trove boasting the largest collection outside of Europe dedicated to the legendary Spanish surrealist artist. Prepare to be captivated and intrigued as you wander through a wonderland of Dali's masterpieces - sculptures and drawings that give you a glimpse into the eccentric and mesmerising world crafted by his brilliant mind of Salvador Dali.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Orlando, Florida

Dive into an aquatic adventure at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Disney’s tropical oasis with a playful twist unfolds the tale of a shipwrecked cargo vessel, setting the stage for a uniquely adventurous atmosphere. Brace yourself for a splashing good time with a variety of thrilling water slides, lazy rivers, and wave pools that cater to all ages. 

Miami Speedboat Tour

Miami, Florida

Feel the breeze in your face as you take an exhilarating Miami Speedboat adventure that races through Biscayne Bay and the Miami coastline. Catch breathtaking views of Miami's iconic landmarks while knowledgeable guides share the city's vibrant history. A high-speed journey that lets you experience the magic of Miami from a whole new perspective. 

EPCOT

Orlando, Florida

Discover the underestimated magic of EPCOT. This Disney gem invites you to experience the thrill of the fully enclosed reverse-launch coaster, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, embark on your choice of mission at Mission: SPACE, go Soarin’ Around The World and design your own virtual concept car at Test Track Presented by Chevrolet. Then stroll through World Showcase - a lakefront area boasting 11 country-themed pavilions and authentic cuisines. 

Ernest Hemingway's Home & Museum

Key West, Florida

Explore literary legend at this historic haven that not only preserves the iconic writer's life and works but also hosts the famous six-toed cats that freely roam the property. Journey through the pages of Hemingway's life, where every corner echoes with the tales of a literary giant and the charm of his feline companions.

Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall

Sunrise, Florida

Shop ‘til you drop at Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall, a retail paradise located just 45 minutes from Miami, crowned the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the US. Explore over 350 stores offering everything from fashion to electronics, sporting gear, home accessories, toys and beyond. Your treasure hunt for deals starts here! 

Rock & Roll Heaven

Orlando, Florida

Amplify your music collection at Rock n Roll Heaven, an epic record store and a haven for music enthusiasts. Browse your way through a fantastic assortment of new and used LPs, rare music memorabilia, concert posters, and more. Whether you're a vinyl collector or a music lover on the hunt, this is your go-to destination to add some rock 'n' roll magic to your collection!

Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park

Orlando, Florida

Chill out at Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, an alpine-inspired, winter wonderland with a creative twist that invites you to a ‘melting’ ski resort, transforming snowy slopes into a refreshing escape. Escape the heat on thrilling water slides, wave pools, and lazy rivers - a frosty adventure where you can splash your way through a snow-filled paradise.

Visit Key West

Florida Keys, Florida

Take the iconic road trip to charming Key West, located at the southern tip of the Florida Keys. The 185 km journey takes visitors across a string of bridges connecting the southern mainland USA to this laid-back island city at the southernmost point of Florida. Discover the vibrant nightlife on Duval Street and delve into history at the iconic Ernest Hemingway house. Your very own self-drive journey to a tropical paradise awaits!

Experience live sport Florida

Florida

Experience live sport - the American way! Catch the adrenaline, the cheers, and the thrill of a live game - because experiencing sports the American way is an absolute must! Florida hosts Formula 1, NASCAR and IndyCar motor racing events throughout the year. There are also 11 pro teams across all sports in cities like Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, and Tampa. Chat with Travel USA to score your tickets and we'll look to lock in your seats before you even pack your bags!

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

Crystal River Florida

A unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty and wildlife of the Sunshine State. Known as the ‘Home of the Manatees,’ Crystal River is famous for the protection of its gentle giants that congregate in the warm waters of Kings Bay during the winter months. Located 90 minutes north of Tampa, visitors can swim, snorkel, or kayak alongside these peaceful creatures in their natural habitat.

Things to see & do

Browse through our recommended selection of things to see and do in Florida. Many of these are included in our suggested itineraries, however, if there is  
anything you see that particularly takes your interest, please let us know and we will include it in your holiday package or put you in touch with the right people.

Magic Kingdom Park

Orlando, Florida

Step into the enchanting world of Magic Kingdom Park, the heartbeat of Disney’s spectacular Walt Disney World Resort and a magical world of fairy tales and enchantment. Home to iconic attractions like Cinderella Castle, Main Street, U.S.A., and Fantasyland, where nostalgia meets excitement and classic Disney characters come to life. Never disappoints, and an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.

Kennedy Space Centre

Merritt Island, Florida

Be awe-struck at the Kennedy Space Centre as you step into the realm of space exploration with a front-row seat at NASA's iconic launch site and Visitor Center, located about an hour's drive from Orlando. Get an up close and personal view of space exploration with a fantastic selection of spacecraft exhibits and experiences that bring the mysteries of space closer than you ever imagined. Highly recommended. 

South Beach Miami

Miami Beach, Florida

Paint the town neon at South Beach Miami and get ready to turn up the heat on the legendary Ocean Drive - where the party never stops. Indulge in a culinary journey at trendy restaurants that serve up a fusion of flavours as diverse as the city itself and when the sun sets, the real magic begins - immerse yourself in the city's lively club scene, where the beats are infectious, and the dance floor is your canvas. 

Fighter Jet Experience

Tampa, Florida

Get ready for the ride of a lifetime with the Fighter Jet Experience. Brace yourself for an adrenaline-pumping, high-speed adventure aboard the Aero L-39 Albatros, straight out of the movies. Guided by a skilled pilot, buckle up for thrilling aerobatic manoeuvres and even take control of the aircraft. A once-in-a-lifetime, hair-raising journey above the Sunshine State. Don't just dream it, fly it - contact Travel USA to snag your seat. This is no simulation; this is the real deal!

Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Orlando, Florida

Visit this wild and wonderful theme park, where adventure and wonder collide - whether you're a wildlife enthusiast or an adrenaline junkie. Embark on a leisurely safari through the park, where exotic animals roam freely and explore mystical lands like Pandora - The World of Avatar. And thrill seekers brace yourself for Expedition Everest - Legend of the Forbidden Mountain, a coaster that'll have you on the edge of your seat.

Visit Everglades National Park

Southern Florida

Just an hour from the heart of Miami lies the wetlands of the Everglades National Park, preserving the largest subtropical wilderness in the country. This unique ecosystem is home to diverse wildlife, from alligators to manatees. Traverse the watery expanse on a thrilling airboat ride or hike through hammocks and cypress domes, witnessing vibrant birdlife soaring above. 

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Orlando, Florida

Step into the heart of cinema magic at Disney's Hollywood Studios where a dazzling combination of entertainment and movie magic awaits. Immerse yourself in attractions inspired by beloved films and TV shows, where thrilling rides, live performances and interactive experiences bring the silver screen to life. From the galactic wonders of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge to the playful charm of Toy Story Land, your ticket to this cinematic adventure awaits! 

LEGOLAND Florida

Winter Haven, Florida

Embark on a block building adventure at LEGOLAND Florida. This family-friendly theme park, designed for kids aged 2 to 12, is a vibrant world inspired by everyone's favourite LEGO bricks. Enjoy interactive attractions, whimsical rides, and captivating shows that promise a day of imaginative fun for the entire family – a brick-tastic journey awaits.

Universal Studios Florida

Orlando, Florida

Dive headfirst into the “reel” world of Universal Studios Florida and get ready for an action-packed adventure. Journey through the silver screen where every corner holds a piece of cinematic magic and where, you're not just a spectator; you're a participant as you venture into the worlds of beloved franchises like Harry Potter, Fast And Furious, Transformers and much, much more. 

Daytona International Speedway

Daytona Beach, Florida

Rev up your engines at this legendary motorsport hub - the heartbeat of the famous Daytona 500 NASCAR race. Dive into the action with a 60-minute tour, buckle up for a thrilling ride-along, or channel your inner racer with a drive on the track. Daytona International Speedway is also home to the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, making it a must-visit for every speed demon and motor racing enthusiast.

Salvador Dali Museum

St. Petersburg, Florida

Lose yourself in the extraordinary at the Salvador Dali Museum, a treasure trove boasting the largest collection outside of Europe dedicated to the legendary Spanish surrealist artist. Prepare to be captivated and intrigued as you wander through a wonderland of Dali's masterpieces - sculptures and drawings that give you a glimpse into the eccentric and mesmerising world crafted by his brilliant mind of Salvador Dali.

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park

Orlando, Florida

Dive into an aquatic adventure at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park. Disney’s tropical oasis with a playful twist unfolds the tale of a shipwrecked cargo vessel, setting the stage for a uniquely adventurous atmosphere. Brace yourself for a splashing good time with a variety of thrilling water slides, lazy rivers, and wave pools that cater to all ages. 

Miami Speedboat Tour

Miami, Florida

Feel the breeze in your face as you take an exhilarating Miami Speedboat adventure that races through Biscayne Bay and the Miami coastline. Catch breathtaking views of Miami's iconic landmarks while knowledgeable guides share the city's vibrant history. A high-speed journey that lets you experience the magic of Miami from a whole new perspective. 

EPCOT

Orlando, Florida

Discover the underestimated magic of EPCOT. This Disney gem invites you to experience the thrill of the fully enclosed reverse-launch coaster, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, embark on your choice of mission at Mission: SPACE, go Soarin’ Around The World and design your own virtual concept car at Test Track Presented by Chevrolet. Then stroll through World Showcase - a lakefront area boasting 11 country-themed pavilions and authentic cuisines. 

Ernest Hemingway's Home & Museum

Key West, Florida

Explore literary legend at this historic haven that not only preserves the iconic writer's life and works but also hosts the famous six-toed cats that freely roam the property. Journey through the pages of Hemingway's life, where every corner echoes with the tales of a literary giant and the charm of his feline companions.

Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall

Sunrise, Florida

Shop ‘til you drop at Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall, a retail paradise located just 45 minutes from Miami, crowned the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the US. Explore over 350 stores offering everything from fashion to electronics, sporting gear, home accessories, toys and beyond. Your treasure hunt for deals starts here! 

Rock & Roll Heaven

Orlando, Florida

Amplify your music collection at Rock n Roll Heaven, an epic record store and a haven for music enthusiasts. Browse your way through a fantastic assortment of new and used LPs, rare music memorabilia, concert posters, and more. Whether you're a vinyl collector or a music lover on the hunt, this is your go-to destination to add some rock 'n' roll magic to your collection!

Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park

Orlando, Florida

Chill out at Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park, an alpine-inspired, winter wonderland with a creative twist that invites you to a ‘melting’ ski resort, transforming snowy slopes into a refreshing escape. Escape the heat on thrilling water slides, wave pools, and lazy rivers - a frosty adventure where you can splash your way through a snow-filled paradise.

Visit Key West

Florida Keys, Florida

Take the iconic road trip to charming Key West, located at the southern tip of the Florida Keys. The 185 km journey takes visitors across a string of bridges connecting the southern mainland USA to this laid-back island city at the southernmost point of Florida. Discover the vibrant nightlife on Duval Street and delve into history at the iconic Ernest Hemingway house. Your very own self-drive journey to a tropical paradise awaits!

Experience live sport Florida

Florida

Experience live sport - the American way! Catch the adrenaline, the cheers, and the thrill of a live game - because experiencing sports the American way is an absolute must! Florida hosts Formula 1, NASCAR and IndyCar motor racing events throughout the year. There are also 11 pro teams across all sports in cities like Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, and Tampa. Chat with Travel USA to score your tickets and we'll look to lock in your seats before you even pack your bags!

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

Crystal River Florida

A unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty and wildlife of the Sunshine State. Known as the ‘Home of the Manatees,’ Crystal River is famous for the protection of its gentle giants that congregate in the warm waters of Kings Bay during the winter months. Located 90 minutes north of Tampa, visitors can swim, snorkel, or kayak alongside these peaceful creatures in their natural habitat.

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