Sunshine Trails (12 Nights / 13 Days)

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Discover the best of the Sunshine State on this fantastic 13 day self-drive adventure. Start your journey in lively Miami then head down through the Florida Keys and on to the beautiful beaches of the Gulf Coast before enjoying action packed Orlando and circling back to Miami on the Gold Coast.
Itinerary
  • Day 1-12
    • Overnight Excursion: Sunshine Trails 13 Days/12 Nights
    • Car Hire: Alamo Fully Inclusive - USA
Full Itinerary

Sunshine Trails 13 Days/12 Nights

MIAMI ARRIVAL
Day 1: Arrive in the Sunshine State of Florida. Pick up your rental car and proceed to your hotel.

MIAMI - KEY WEST
Day 2: 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 US, 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 celebrity shrines.
Driving Distance: 160 MI / 260 KM
KEY WEST - KEY LARGO
Day 3: Today retrace your journey along the Keys en route to Key Largo. Be sure to stop along the way to capture photos of this unique stretch of road and enjoy some freshly caught fish at the restaurant of your choice. Overnight in Key Largo.
Driving Distance: 166 MI / 265 KM
KEY LARGO - EVERGLADES NATIONAL
PARK - NAPLES
Day 4: Today cross "Alligator Alley" via the Everglades National Park. Spend time at the visitor center and we suggest you hop aboard an airboat for a thrilling experience. Continue to the swanky town of Naples where designer shopping and fine dining compliment the beautiful Gulf Coast beaches.
Driving Distance: 136 MI / 218 KM
NAPLES
Day 5: A full day to relax and enjoy Naples.
NAPLES - SARASOTA
Day 6: 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 Ding Darling State Park on Captiva where you can rent bicycles to enjoy the Floridian flora and fauna, or take a kayak trip through the mangroves.
Driving Distance: 100 MI / 160 KM
SARASOTA - CRYSTAL RIVER
Day 7: 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 endangered manatees.
Driving Distance: 180 MI / 290 KM
CRYSTAL RIVER - ST. AUGUSTINE
Day 8: This morning, visit Silver Springs Park where the first Tarzan movies were filmed or enjoy a glass bottom boat ride on the crystal clear waters of S Springs. Cross the Ocala National Forest via Palatka to St. Augustine. Ponce De Leon landed here in 1513 in search of eternal youth. You can visit the mythical Fountain of Youth during your stay.
Driving Distance: 120 MI / 200 KM
ST AUGUSTINE - ORLANDO
Day 9: Today, visit 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.
Driving Distance: 110 MI / 180 KM
ORLANDO
Day 10 and Day 11: 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, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure or SeaWorld. A good sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. (Admissions not included)
ORLANDO - COCOA BEACH
Day 12: Drive east to the Space Coast of Florida and land in Cocoa Beach, home of the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame. You may want to explore the universe at NASA's Kennedy Space Center or walk the famous Cocoa Beach pier and enjoy the shops, food and ocean air.
Driving Distance: 62 MI / 100 KM
COCOA BEACH - MIAMI DEPARTURE
Day 13: Continue to Miami in time to return your rental car before your return flight.
Driving Distance: 256 MI / 412 KM
Terms & Conditions

High season car rental supplement applies 01 July - 15 August '19.
Package does not include one way collection / delivery fee for car rental.
Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability. Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking. Valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request. Thompsons Standard Terms and Conditions may apply. E & OE.

Exclusions

All Items of a personal nature. Meals not mentioned. Medical and Travel insurance **Admission fees not included**


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