Are you visiting our site from United Kingdom? Click to switch to the USA website

Floridas Sunshine Trail

11 Days 1 Country 10 Cities

See and taste the best of Florida on an exploration of Florida Keys, Miami, Key West, Cocoa Beach and more.

"Saw everything we wanted and more!"

Joseph

Book Now

About this trip

This spotlight on America's Sunshine State features Florida's top attractions: the hotspots of Miami and Key West, natural spectacle of the Everglades and historic Kennedy Space Center.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like... journeying through the streets of Little Havannah with a Local Specialist to explore hidden sites most tourists miss. Smell the earthy aroma of tobacco wafting out from cigar shops and sip coffee unique to the Cuban exiles who call this place home.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: DFLA

10 Nights

accommodation

14 Meals
  • 10 full breakfasts.

  • 3 dinners (including Be My Guest).

  • 1 lunch.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City Tour:
      of Little Havanna and South Beach Art Deco District.

    • Scenic drive through the Florida Keys

    • Orientation of St. Augustine

    • View the wildlife of the Everglades

    • Visit Cocoa Beach, Kennedy Space Center, Key West, Fort Myers and Miami


What's Included

Dining

    • 10 full breakfasts.

    • 3 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).

    • 1 lunch.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


Floridas Sunshine Trail

Your Itinerary

  • 1 of 11
  • 2 of 11
  • 3 of 11
  • 4 of 11
  • 5 of 11
  • 6 of 11
  • 7 of 11
  • 8 of 11
  • 9 of 11
  • 10 of 11
  • 11 of 11

Day 1

Arrive Orlando

Day 2

Orlando – St. Augustine – Cocoa Beach

Day 3

Cocoa Beach – Kennedy Space Center – West Palm Beach

Day 4

West Palm Beach – Marathon – Key West (2 Nights)

Day 5

Key West Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 6

Key West – Miami (2 Nights)

Day 7

Miami Free Time and Sightseeing

Day 8

Miami – Everglades – Naples – Fort Myers (2 Nights)

Day 9

Edison and Ford Winter Estates Excursion

Day 10

Fort Myers – Tampa

Day 11

Tampa – Depart Orlando

Day 1

Arrive Orlando Day 1 - Arrive Orlando

Welcome to the Sunshine State. Relax or explore your resort with its breathtakingly beautiful tropical gardens and signature atriums that recreate three Florida environments from the gently rising mists of the Everglades, the funky and vibrant island revelry of Key West, and the Spanish-infused, old-world charm of St. Augustine. At 6 p.m. join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel

Gaylord Palms Resort

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Hotel

Gaylord Palms Resort

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Orlando – St. Augustine – Cocoa Beach Day 2 - Orlando – St. Augustine – Cocoa Beach

Travel north to St. Augustine, the nation's oldest city. An orientation tour introduces you to its charming cobblestone streets and historical landmarks. Climb aboard the Old Town Trolley to hear tales and interesting trivia from conductors, as they bring 500 years of American history to life. Experience early St. Augustine as you visit Old St. Augustine Village, featuring houses from the 18th and 19th centuries and the oldest wooden school in the Americas. Arrive at your beachfront hotel on beautiful Cocoa Beach.

Hotel

Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 2

Day 3

Cocoa Beach – Kennedy Space Center – West Palm Beach Day 3 - Cocoa Beach – Kennedy Space Center – West Palm Beach

Explore the Kennedy Space Center on a NASA coach for a panoramic view of space shuttle launch pads at the LC-39 Observation Gantry. Then experience the historic Apollo 8 launch and marvel at a massive 364 foot (110 metres) Saturn V moon rocket at the Apollo/Saturn V Center. At the IMAX theatre, the dream of spaceflight comes alive with a wall of sound, a five-story screen and realistic 3D special effects featuring dramatic footage shot by NASA astronauts during actual missions-you will feel like you're floating alongside them. End your space journey at lunch where you are joined by a veteran astronaut and Local Specialist from NASA's famous Astronaut Corps. This afternoon, continue to West Palm Beach.

Hotel

West Palm Beach Marriott

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Lunch

Hotel

West Palm Beach Marriott

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Lunch

Day 3

Day 4

West Palm Beach – Marathon – Key West (2 Nights) Day 4 - West Palm Beach – Marathon – Key West (2 Nights)

Head south this morning along the fabled "Road to Paradise"-the Florida Keys Scenic Highway. With the Atlantic Ocean on your left and the Gulf of Mexico on your right, the highway winds through vistas of natural beauty and areas rich in history, legends and stunning views. Stop at the Dolphin Research Center to visit dolphins and sea lions before arriving in Key West. Discover Key West Historic District's many points of interest including world famous Duval Street, the Key West Bight, West Martello Fort, and much more. In the evening, learn about the history and sample some of the Keys' favourite dessert, Key Lime Pie, a Cultural Insight.

Hotel

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Grand Key

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Grand Key

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 4

Day 5

Key West Sightseeing and Free Time Day 5 - Key West Sightseeing and Free Time

This morning, with your choice sightseeing, pick between visiting the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservancy or a tour of reclusive author Ernest Hemingway's home and museum. The rest of the day is free to pursue your own interests. Key West is known for its amazing variety of aquatic and land-based activities. Not sure what kind of activities you want to do? Not a problem–your Travel Director is happy to help. Tonight, join the Sunset Celebration festivities in Mallory Square at the historic Key West waterfront and see the sun slowly descend into the Gulf of Mexico.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 5

Day 6

Key West – Miami (2 Nights) Day 6 - Key West – Miami (2 Nights)

It's on up to Miami today where, upon arrival, you'll enjoy a walking tour of the historic Art Deco District with a Local Specialist. Discover the architectural crown jewels of South Beach's one-square-mile of traditional Art Deco in the first 20th century neighbourhood to be recognised by the National Register of Historic Places. You'll also view the area's most infamous residence, Casa Casuarina, once the home of Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace. The afternoon and evening are yours to explore.

Hotel

Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 6

Day 7

Miami Free Time and Sightseeing Day 7 - Miami Free Time and Sightseeing

Enjoy today on your own in vibrant Miami. This evening, meet in Little Havana for a walking tour with a Local Specialist. The Cuban owner of a popular Little Havana restaurant welcomes you tonight for a Be My Guest dinner. Indulge in a glass of sangria while the host enlightens you on the influences Cuban cuisine has on Little Havana. After appetisers, sit down for a dinner featuring classic Cuban dishes, followed by a cup of café con leche and homemade Cuban dessert.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 7

Day 8

Miami – Everglades – Naples – Fort Myers (2 Nights) Day 8 - Miami – Everglades – Naples – Fort Myers (2 Nights)

Bid farewell to Miami before embarking on a thrilling airboat experience through the Everglades. It's an exciting ride through the saw grass prairies and mangrove wilderness. If you're lucky, you may get up-close with alligators, native wildlife and a variety of birds, such as the blue heron, American egret, bald eagle and osprey. Arrive in Naples this afternoon and explore the quaint city. Then it's on to Fort Myers for the evening.

Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 8

Day 9

Edison and Ford Winter Estates Excursion Day 9 - Edison and Ford Winter Estates Excursion

Visit the Edison and Ford Winter Estates today, a historical museum and 17 acre (6 ha) botanical garden near the winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford in southwestern Florida. The present site dates from 1885 when Edison first visited Florida and purchased the property to build a holiday home. His home served as a winter retreat and place of relaxation until his death in 1931. His wife, Mina, deeded the property to Fort Myers 16 years later, in memory of her husband, and the site was opened to the public for all to enjoy. Today, the estates and grounds are a non-profit corporation whose mission is to protect, preserve and interpret the site for future growth and development. Edison's beautiful botanical garden contains more than a thousand varieties of plants from around the world, including African sausage trees and a 400 foot (120 metre) banyan tree given by Harvey Firestone in 1925. It was originally an experimental garden for industrial products, but Mrs. Edison enhanced it with plantings of roses, orchids and bromeliads. In the evening, enjoy a your choice dining experience.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Your Choice

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Your Choice

Day 9

Day 10

Fort Myers – Tampa Day 10 - Fort Myers – Tampa

This morning, tour the dazzling palatial mansion, Ca' d'Zan, of John and Mable Ringling (of circus fame). With a guide, discover this tribute to the American Dream reflecting the splendour and romance of Venice, Italy. Afterward, visit the Circus Museum celebrating the American circus, its history, and unique relationship to Sarasota. A Farewell Dinner is served tonight-the perfect ending to your Florida holiday.

Hotel

Renaissance Tampa

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Hotel

Renaissance Tampa

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 10

Day 11

Tampa – Depart Orlando Day 11 - Tampa – Depart Orlando

Visit the Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach. From a variety of observation platforms, you may get a chance to view manatees gathering in the clean, warm water when the temperature of Tampa Bay is warm enough (This is a seasonal visit, generally November 1st through April 15th). Then it's time to bid farewell to the Sunshine State. Your Florida trail ends at Orlando International Airport or the Gaylord Palms Resort for those wishing to extend their stay in Orlando to visit one of the many amusement parks such as Walt Disney World or Universal Studios.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Meals

  • Full Breakfast

Day 11

Available Departures

Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/aus/tours/floridas-sunshine-trail for the latest discounts & departure information.

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest
    Dine at a Miami restaurant for a taste of Little Havana during an exciting evening of Cuban hospitality, music and dance.

  • Cultural Insights
    Partake in a key lime pie making demonstration and sampling.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Miami's Art Deco District, Little Havana and at the Kennedy Space Center.

  • #JoinTrafalgar
    Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe You'll meet Kermit and taste his famous key lime pie. You'll also learn about his work with MARC, a non-profit agency for adults with disabilities.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.


Not sure this is the trip for you?

Click here to see other trip recommendations


Trip Recommendations Other trips recommended to you

Because you looked at Floridas Sunshine Trail

Tastes and Sounds of the South

Journey through America's south, hear soothing soul music or simply savour a Southern style reception.

Best of Hawaii First Class

Soak up panoramic views of the deep blue waters or marvel at idyllic golden beaches on this Hawaiian adventure.

The Californian

Take in the incredible sights and sounds of California, from scenic San Diego to cosmopolitan San Francisco.

Hawaiian Explorer First Class

Savour the rich history on offer in Hawaii, and visit Honolulu, Kona and Maui on this Country Explorer trip.

Natural Wonders of Costa Rica

Relax on tropical Guanacaste Beach and meet the locals on this intimate Country Explorer trip.


Our best deals and offers
from our brochure

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City Tour:
      of Little Havanna and South Beach Art Deco District.

    • Scenic drive through the Florida Keys

    • Orientation of St. Augustine

    • View the wildlife of the Everglades

    • Visit Cocoa Beach, Kennedy Space Center, Key West, Fort Myers and Miami


What's Included

Dining

    • 10 full breakfasts.

    • 3 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).

    • 1 lunch.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

Simply Authentic

Enjoy

Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


sunset heart

Simply Authentic

Love... Travel

"Is simply the best way to position what our guests love to experience and what we love to deliver" - Gavin Tollman CEO


Simply Authentic

Meet

Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


Simply Authentic

Taste

Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


Simply Authentic

Unwind

Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 2 Reviews

  • Trip:

    Service:

    I have to give an excellent review for our tour guide. Michelle Murphy was very upbeat and peppy. She worked extremely hard during the tour. She helped us recover a pair of lost glasses from one of the dinner stops for which we were very appreciative.

  • Trip:

    Service:

    good but a little too fast paced

Floridas Sunshine Trail

What our customers say on social | #simplytrafalgar

11 Days, 1 Country, 10 Cities

Floridas Sunshine Trail

Select your preferred departure date and then click Book Now or Request a Quote
Upgrades available for this trip:
Key
  • Definite Departure Date i
  • Departure Date Available i
  • Early Payment Discount i
  • Last Minute Deal i
  • On Request Only i

Any questions? If so, call one of our agents or contact us via our enquiry form

1800 002 007 (Toll-free)


Was: pp Now: Save: pp

Code:

Book by:

Starts

Orlando, USA

Ends

Orlando, USA

Payment info

This trip is not currently available to purchase through this website.

i Please read our Trip Notes before booking

iNotes
    • Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine with a more in-depth guided holiday.
  • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
  • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
  • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
  • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
  • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

Current Settings:

Analytics Active: True

VID: 6240b290-3e09-40b0-a582-d21af14fb63f

Page Full Path: /sitecore/content/Home/Data/Trips/Floridas Sunshine Trail/Summer 2017

Page ID: {562E3483-0963-4A63-AB00-F0CFDCD266B2}

Page Name: Summer 2017

Page Display Name: Summer 2017

Page Template Name: Operating Product

Page Template ID: {EE27CEEF-7D22-45B3-8F2B-A556D3997A72}

Parent ID: {9BFA748B-0E69-4851-8E42-26117DAFF823}

Parent Name: Floridas Sunshine Trail

Parent Display Name: Floridas Sunshine Trail

Parent Template Name: Catalogue Product

Parent Template ID: {8302121E-1207-4BF0-95A2-6C0FCB0D684B}

Feature Toggle SagittariusTourUrlMerger: True

Feature Toggle TripPageRedesign: True

Feature Toggle HomePageRedesign: True

Altered Feature Toggle TripPageRedesign: True

Altered Feature Toggle HomePageRedesign: False

Sitecore Site Name: website

Is Cost Saver: False