USA: Orlando to the Keys
Think magical theme parks in Orlando, art deco chic in Miami and endless stretches of pristine beach in the Keys: think Florida. America’s sunshine state certainly lives up to its reputation so prepare yourself for a rollercoaster experience you won’t forget with this sensational self-drive journey.
Your holiday includes:
- International flights.
- 14 nights in 4-5* hotels.
- 14 days car hire (compact car).
- Universal Studios 2-Park Bonus Ticket.
- Miami City Tour.
- Old Town Trolley Tour in Key West.
Day 1:Fly from Dublin to Orlando and drive to your hotel.
Days 2–7: Orlando
Enjoy the world-famous attractions in thrill-seeking Orlando. Explore the copious theme parks, including Universal Orlando Resort, where your admission to both Universal Studios and Universal’s Islands of Adventure is included. After all that excitement, shop up a storm in Orlando’s designer boutiques and range of outlets, then cool off with a dip in one of the many water parks.
7 nights at the 4* Melia Orlando Suite Hotel
Universal Studios 2-Park Bonus Ticket
Days 8–10: Miami
Take a walk around Miami’s Art Deco District then flop down under a shady palm tree on glitzy Miami Beach and sunbathe with the beautiful people. When not beach-lounging, try a spot of retail therapy in Miami’s array of designer shops and boutiques, then relax and refresh on one of the many top-notch restaurants, perhaps trying the sizzling Cuban flavours in Little Havana. Further afield, explore the watery wetlands of the Everglades National Park aboard a boat tour – just beware of the alligators!
3 nights at the 4* Royal Palm South Beach
Everglades & Biscayne Bay boat tour
Day 11: Duck Key
Begin your drive down the Overseas Highway to the glorious Florida Keys. Soak up the laid-back vibe of small and secluded Duck Key, tucked away in the middle of the Florida Keys. Surrounded by azure waters that offset the superb sunsets, Hawks Kay resort offers excellent fishing and snorkelling, as well as energetic water-based activities such as kayaking, kite boarding, parasailing and even the latest craze of paddle boarding.
1 night at the 4* Hawks Cay Resort
Days 12–13: Key WestExplore the turquoise waters and sunny streets of Key West. Hop on board a trolley and take part in some good old-fashioned sightseeing – Earnest Hemingway’s house, Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha and the adorable colonial houses are just a few of the attractions on offer.
2 nights at the 4* Ocean Key Resort & Spa
Old Town Trolley Tour
Day 14: Islamorada
Round off your trip in the village of Islamorada, the village of islands, so-called because it’s made up of six separate islands. The clear blue waters of Islamorada are fantastic for fishing, scuba diving and a variety of exciting watersports. Bucket list-tickers can scratch off swimming with dolphins here too, as the area is home to the highly-intelligent Atlantic bottlenose dolphin.
1 night at the 4* Cheeca Lodge and Spa
Days 15–16:Drive back to Miami and return to Dublin.
- Orlando - 4* Melia Orlando Suite Hotel.
- Miami - 4* Royal Palm South Beach.
- Duck Key - 4* Hawks Cay Resort.
- Key West - 4* Ocean Key Resort & Spa.
- Islamorada - 4* Cheeca Lodge and SPA.
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