(15 days / 14 nights - Begins & Ends Miami)
Tour Itinerary

Day 01 - Miami Arrival
Arrive in the Sunshine State or Florida. Pick up your rental car and proceed to the hotel. Standard: The Dorchester or similar Upgrade: Best Western Atlantic Beach or similar

Day 02 - Miami – Key West
Driving Distance e: 160 mi./260 km.
At 08:00 hours you will be met by a representative who will provide documentation which includes maps and driving instructions for your fly-drive itinerary. Today’s journey takes you south, crossing 42 bridges and 32 islands as you drive on the Overseas Highway (US1) all the way to Key West, only 90 miles away from Cuba. Key Largo is the first in a chain of coral islands known as the Keys. The star visitor attraction is undoubtedly the only underwater park in the USA, the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Continue on to Key West and walk the Pelican Path or take the Conch Tour Train to get a flavor of Key West. Don’t miss the Hemingway House, one of Key West’s most famous celebrities shrines. Standard: Days Inn Key West or similar Upgrade: Doubletree Grand Key Resort or similar

Day 03 - Key West – Everglades National Park
Driving Distance e: 166 mi./265 km.
Today, retrace your journey along the Keys and head north on US1. Schedule time to stop at Dolphin Cove, Key Largo where you can experience a swim with the dolphins or take a guided kayak tour in the Florida Bay back country. It is highly recommended to book in advance. Continue on to Homestead where a 10 mile backtrack will bring you to the Everglades National Park visitor’s center. Take an airboat ride to enjoy the ultimate Everglades experience. Standard: Miccosukee Resort or similar Upgrade: Miccosukee Resort or similar

Day 04 - Everglades National Park – Naples
Driving Distance e: 136 mi./218 km.
Leave the Everglades National Park returning to Homestead and continuing on to the beach resort of Naples located on the Gulf of Mexico. You have a choice of two main routes to Naples: Hwy 41 known as Tamiami Trail, or Interstate 75, Alligator Alley. Enjoy the fine dining, designer shops and relaxing atmosphere of this affluent beach community. Standard: Gulfcoast Inn or similar Upgrade: Ramada Inn Naples or similar

Day 05 - Naples – Sarasota
Driving Distance e: 100 mi./160 km.
Continue north to Sarasota, passing the popular Fort Myers and Venice beaches. Stop to visit the winter residence of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, outside Fort Myers. Consider taking a side trip to the tropical barrier islands of Sanibel and Captiva (toll bridge). Visit the Ding Darling State Park on Captiva where you can hire bicycles to enjoy the Floridian flora and fauna, or take a kayak trip through the mangroves. Standard: Comfort Inn – Sarasota or similar Upgrade: Helmsley Sandcastle or similar

Day 06 - Sarasota – Crystal River
Driving Distance e: 130 mi./210 km.
Travel north and inland today as you head for Crystal River. Stop en route at Homosassa Springs, home to Nature World, a nature reserve for manatees, an endangered species also known as the seacow. Standard: Quality Inn or similar Upgrade: Plantation Inn & Gulf Coast or similar

Day 07 - Crystal River – Silver Springs
Driving Distance e: 50 mi./80 km.
Today’s drive is short as you head for Silver Springs. Visit Silver Springs Park where the first Tarzan movies were filmed. It is also home to the world’s largest array of crystal clear springs which can be viewed from a glass bottom boat tour. Standard: Quality Inn Ocala Plaza or similar Upgrade: Quality Inn Ocala Plaza or similar

Day 08 - Silver Springs – St Augustine
Driving Distance e: 120 mi./200 km.
Cross the Ocala National Forest via Palatka to the oldest city in the United States, St Augustine. Ponce De Leon landed here in 1513 in search of eternal youth, and you can visit the mythical Fountain of Youth during your visit. Located on the east coast of Florida, St. Augustine enjoys both the relaxing atmosphere of a beach resort and the charm and intrigue of an historical city. Standard: Comfort Inn Historic Area or similar Upgrade: Holiday Inn St. Augustine Beach or similar

Day 09 - St Augustine – Orlando
Driving Distance: 110 mi./180 km.
Today visit the famous Daytona Beach before swinging inland and following Interstate 4 to the theme park capital of the world, Orlando, your base for the next three nights. Standard: Days Inn Seaworld or similar Upgrade: Ramada Inn International Drive or similar

Day 10–11 | Orlando
The main decision during your stay will be deciding which parks to visit. Choose between Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, MGM and Animal Kingdom, or Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure or Sea World. A good sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Day 12 - Orlando – Cocoa Beach
Driving Distance: 60 mi./100 km.
Head east on the Beeline (toll road) toward Cocoa Beach, stopping on the way to visit the home of NASA’s space program at Kennedy Space Centre, Cape Canaveral. The admission fee is well worth the money to view the many space exhibits including actual space rockets, IMAX movies, and the opportunity to buy and taste real astronaut food. Standard: Holiday Inn Cocoa Beach Resort or similar Upgrade: Hilton Cocoa Beach or similar

Day 13 - Cocoa Beach – Miami
Driving Distance e: 220 mi./360 km.
Travelling south along Florida’s east coast toward Miami will take you through some affluent beach resort areas, including Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, and Bal Harbor. Standard: The Dorchester or similar Upgrade: Best Western Atlantic Beach or similar

Day 14 - Miami
Enjoy a full day at leisure exploring Miami. Visit the very trendy art deco area of South Beach, or take an optional morning cruise on Biscayne Bay. Miami is so diverse, there is something for everyone.

Day 15 - Miami
The tour concludes today once you check out of the hotel and return your car at the airport before your departure flight.

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