Florida Explorer & Parks

Overview

Discover Florida's beautiful coastline and cultural highlights on this self-drive that takes you from the chic beach scene of Miami, to the stunning Florida Keys and popular Gulf Coast resorts before discovering the thrills and spills of Orlando's iconic theme parks. Discover some of the US's best beaches along with fantastic dining, shopping, watersports and wildlife. 

Tour Duration: 14 nights

Tour Highlights:

  • Miami, 2 nights
  • Marathon Florida Keys, 1 night
  • Naples, 1 night
  • Clearwater, 1 night
  • Orlando, 7 nights
  • Fort Lauderdale, 2 nights

EXTEND YOUR TRIP

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ADD EXCURSIONS AND PARK PASSES

Benchmark Travel can add theme park passes and excursions to your trip - Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, Seaworld, Gatorland, Wild Florida and many more.

ADD FREE DISNEY DINING & DRINKS ONTO YOUR TRIP

FREE Disney Dining & Drinks offer is back for selected travel dates between 01 January – 03 October 2020, for packages including minimum five nights Disney accommodation and Park Tickets! This highly anticipated offer is on sale with Benchmark Travel from Thursday 25th April 2019. Including:

  • Disney’s 14-Day Ultimate Ticket 
  • FREE Disney Dining
  • FREE Disney Dining Drinks
  • AND up to $300 Disney Spending Money
Itinerary

Miami, 2 nights
Begin your exploration in Miami which offers an intriguing blend of history, glamour, grittiness and tradition, from the historic Art Deco buildings and shiny sports cars that parade down Ocean Drive to Washington Drive’s tattoo parlours and Little Havana’s traditional Cuban bars. Discover upscale boutiques and souvenir shops on Collins Avenue or head to Lincoln Road Mall – a pedestrianised street lined with boutiques, stylish restaurants and trendy bars. South Beach’s wide stretch of white sand is the perfect place to relax and people-watch before enjoying Miami’s beach bars and glittering nightlife. 

Florida Keys, 1 night 
The Florida Keys are a string of coral islands connected to the mainland by the Overseas Highway, a 113-mile road linking a number of keys between Key Largo and Key West. The drive across this scenic highway is undoubtedly one of the highlights of your journey. Enjoy the incredible views and vibrant shades of green and blue as you make your way to Marathon, a 10-mile long stretch of islands at the southern end of the keys. Marathon is renowned for its superb seafood restaurants and it hosts one of Florida's best seafood festivals every March. Its sandy beaches and shallow waters are great for families and its easy to explore by bike. 

Fort Myers/Bonita Springs, 1 night 
The Gulf Coast is home to some of Florida's premier beaches. Along the way you could stop off at the Everglades National Park for an airboat tour and the chance to see alligators in their natural habitat. Bonita Springs is blessed with beautiful beaches and is a popular destination for watersports, fishing and bird watching. Explore nature trails, mangroves and pristine beaches in Lovers Key State Park which is made up of four barrier islands and is home to wildlife including dolphins, manatees and bald eagles. History lovers should head north to the city of Fort Myers, the 'city of palms', where highlights include the Southwest Florida Museum of History and the winter retreats of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.

Clearwater, 1 night 
This beautiful peninsula is one of the most popular family destinations on the Gulf Coast. It offers miles of sandy beaches, a glorious sunny climate and a range of activities including snorkelling, dolphin-watching and fishing. Beyond the beach there are plenty of entertainment options to keep you busy including world-class shopping, golf courses, museums and theatres, as well as nearby Busch Gardens®. Nearby St Petersburg, or St Pete's as it's known locally, is perfect for families and home to the number one rated nature beach in America.

Orlando, 7 nights 
Escape into a world of fantasy and endless adventures in Orlando, home to incredible theme parks at Universal Orlando Resort™ and Walt Disney World Resort. Offering non-stop fun for all ages, Orlando is one of the world’s best family holiday destinations. Meet your favourite characters, explore a number of different lands, step into a scene from one of your favourite films, experience the thrill of riding heart-pounding roller-coasters, and cool off in the waves of one of the many water parks. Outside of the parks, Downtown Orlando features a range of museums and art galleries, as well as theatres, bars and restaurants.

Fort Lauderdale, 2 nights 
Known as the 'Venice of America' because of its miles of inland waterways and canals, this former party town has developed into a family-friendly resort with a sophisticated vibe. The impressive beachfront is bordered by a wide path that is perfect for running, walking or rollerblading while the charming riverside is dotted with restaurants and bars. Cruise the waterways by water taxi, check out the shops and restaurants on Las Olas Boulevard and stroll along the scenic Riverwalk, from the historic downtown district to Stranahan House and the arts and entertainment district where the popular Sunday Jazz Brunch is held on the first Sunday of each month.

EXTEND YOUR TRIP

Speak to Benchmark Travel about extending your stay.

ADD EXCURSIONS AND PARK PASSES

Benchmark Travel can add theme park passes and excursions to your trip - Disney, Universal Studios, Busch Gardens, Seaworld, Gatorland, Wild Florida and many more.

ADD FREE DISNEY DINING ONTO YOUR TRIP

FREE Disney Dining & Drinks offer is back for selected travel dates between 01 January – 03 October 2020, for packages including minimum five nights Disney accommodation and Park Tickets! This highly anticipated offer is on sale with Benchmark Travel from Thursday 25th April 2019. Including:

  • Disney’s 14-Day Ultimate Ticket 
  • FREE Disney Dining
  • FREE Disney Dining Drinks
  • AND up to $300 Disney Spending Money
Dates & Inclusions

Tour dates: Various travel dates for this Tour are available, contact us on 01422 847 847 or through our Holiday Request Form for more details.

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