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What to absolutely see in Florida and the 2 most beautiful itineraries


Florida, also called Sunshine State, is a state in the United States of America and its territory is a relatively small peninsula. It extends towards the Caribbean and borders the Gulf of Mexico in the east. A trip to Florida means embarking on an experience halfway between the exotic and the urban, both for its climate and for its environments. In any case, this is an excellent compromise for those looking for natural environments and relaxation on tropical beaches on a holiday but also entertainment and nightlife in the city!
Here is a lot of useful information for you, what to see in Florida and the 2 most beautiful itineraries.



Index

  1. Useful info and necessary documents
  2. When to go: climate and best time
  3. How to reach us
  4. Getting around
  5. 10 things to see absolutely
  6. 6-day itinerary in Orlando: the great amusement parks
  7. 10-day itinerary: throughout Florida, between cities, nature and the sea
  8. User questions and comments
  9. Request a personalized quote

Useful info and necessary documents

  • Airports available: Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Palm Beach, Daytona Beach, Key West
  • Entry requirements: Electronic passport required. Italian citizens do not need to apply for a visa for stays of less than 90 days
  • When to go: climate and best time

    • Weather: the climate is sub-tropical in the north and tropical in the far south. Winters are mild and drier while summers are hot and muggy with frequent and abundant rains and often affected by hurricanes. Temperatures range between 20 and 32 ° C, while the sea temperature is between 18 and 30 ° C.
    • Best time: from December to April, because it rains little, there is no risk of hurricanes and the temperatures are warm but acceptable.
    • Period to avoid: from May to October, as it is a period of intense rains and hurricane risk.
    • Trip duration: at least 7 days, ideal 10

    How to reach us

    • From Milan or Rome: Florida is a vast territory, but the main and most coveted destination for tourists always remains Miami! Both Milan and Rome have direct flights to Miami and flights with a stopover to other destinations in Florida. In particular, the flights of the airlines Iberia and British Airways depart from Milan, while the Alitalia flight departs from Rome. Furthermore, from Rome you can also directly reach the seaside resort Fort Lauderdale with the Norwegian Air flight.
      Compare flights from Rome or Milan - from € 304,16
    • From the main European capitals: the European cities best connected with Florida are London and Madrid, from which direct flights depart to Orlando, Miami and Tampa, operated by British Airways, Norwegian Air, Virgin Atlantic and American Airlines.
      Compare flights to Miami - from € 304,16

    Getting around

    Florida is a very large territory, about 170.305 square km, but moving between the various cities and resorts is not a problem. There are also many airports in the area buses and trains have a dense network of connections between the various areas and have the advantage of being two fully functional services. Renting a car for greater freedom of movement is also a good idea to move within Florida.



    10 things to see absolutely

    Florida is mixed territory and boasts large cities, urban beaches, islands and islets, tropical beaches and a slew of theme and amusement parks. Obviously there is no shortage of skyscrapers everywhere, to remain in perfect American style. Here are the 10 must-see cities and attractions!

    1 - Miami

    Miami is the undisputed destination of Florida! This city has something for everyone. Do not miss the Bayside Marketplace Mall, Jungle Island Zoo, Coral Castle Architectural Structure, the impressive Freedom Tower and the populated area of ​​Miami Beach with its Venetian Islands and the Holocaust Memorial.
    In Miami you will also have no problem getting around thanks to the well-equipped urban transport and the countless taxis you will encounter.

    Recommended excursions: Miami Double Decker Bus & Boat Tour - Go Miami Card: All Inclusive Pass

    2 - Everglades National Park

    This park is located in the far south of Florida and is very extensive. It's about a marshland nature reserve hosting over 1.000 plant species and 750 animal species, including several birds such as pelicans, flamingos, storks, buzzards and hawks. The park is open daily from 9:00 to 17:30 and costs $ 27,00 for adults and $ 19,50 for children.

    Recommended excursion: Everglades: Seaplane Tour and Wildlife Show



    3 - Florida Keys

    The Florida Keys are an archipelago in southeastern Florida of approximately 1.700 islands. This myriad of islands are the ideal destination for lovers of fishing, boat trips, and water activities such as snorkeling and diving. The main destination is Key West, renowned for its bars and its nightlife. The archipelago is perfectly connected to the mainland thanks to the very long road 1.

    Recommended excursions: Miami and the Keys: Explorer Pass for 3, 4 or 5 Attractions - Key West: Full-Day Shuttle Bus Tour from Miami

    4 - Tampa

    Tampa is another great city. It overlooks the Gulf of Florida and a huge bay. Here too there are many things to do and see, for example, a visit to the historic Ybor City district, a day at the African theme park Busch Gardens, a little relaxation on the beaches of St. Petersburg, Sarasota and Clearwater, and a day dedicated to the many and varied museums present cannot be missed.

    Recommended excursions: 2-Hour Dolphin Encounter in Clearwater Beach with Lunch - Tampa: Ybor City Historic Segway Tour

    5 - Sanibel Island

    Sanibel Island is a large island off the coast of Fort Myers, but well connected to the city by a strip of land crossed by a road. This island hosts a nature reserve along the northern coast while on the south coast there are beautiful beaches, more natural than the urbanized ones of Tampa and Miami. In this regard we recommend Turner Beach, Bowman's Beach and Tarpon Bay Beach.

    Recommended excursion: From Miami: 2-day Everglades Park & ​​Sanibel Island tour



    6 - Fort Lauderdale

    It is a city on the east coast of Florida that can be considered an excellent tourist resort, full of beaches and services. Its beaches are very popular, especially Harbor Beach and La Olas Beach, but a note also goes to yours navigable canals which you can take advantage of for a boat ride or a mini cruise. Other points of interest not to be missed are Butterfly World and Fort Lauderdale Beach Park.

    Recommended excursions: Fort Lauderdale: Day Tour, Boat Ride & Lunch from Miami - Fort Lauderdale Sport Fishing Charter

    7 - St. Augustine

    St. Augustine is the county seat of St. Johns County, Florida, ed it is the oldest European settlement in the United States. Visiting St. Augustine, in a certain sense you will feel like walking along the streets of a European city due to the buildings and monuments you will encounter. To visit absolutely the Castle of San Marco, the Cathedral, the Bridge of Lions, the colonial district, the lighthouse with its Maritime Museum, the Pirate and Treasure Museum and the Anastasia State Park.

    Recommended excursion: St. Augustine Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

    8 - Walt Disney World Resort

    The Walt Disney World Resort is Orlando's biggest attraction. This large complex of theme parks is a must for anyone taking a trip to Florida. Inside Mickey and his adventure companions will entertain you with various fun proposals, such as Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. There is no shortage of themed hotels to stop and sleep in the park and gastronomic proposals. The complex opens at 9:00 am and closes and prices vary according to the parks you intend to visit.

    Recommended excursion: Disney World: 1 day Magic Kingdom ticket

    9 - Seaworld Orlando

    Another great Orlando theme park. Seaworld is all about the sea and his animals ed offers shows with killer whales, penguins and dolphins. Inside you can visit the large aquarium and meet your favorite marine animals up close. The park is completed by fun thrill rides, multiple swimming pools and adventurous water rides aboard an inflatable boat. Also in this case you can choose a hotel inside the park and the ticket price varies according to how many days you intend to stay there.

    Recommended excursion: SeaWorld Orlando: Ticket for 1, 2 or 3 parks

    10 - Universal Orlando Resort

    The Universal Orlando Resort is a theme park complex also located in Orlando. It is mainly focused on cinemaIn fact, inside you will find the Universal Studios divided into different thematic areas, such as the magical world of Hogwarts. Here too there is no shortage of rides, entertainment, adventures, hotels and gastronomy. The ticket price ranges from $ 80,00 (€ 69,00) and $ 115,00 (€ 100,00).

    Recommended excursion: Universal Orlando 1-day ticket for 2 parks

    6-day itinerary in Orlando: the great amusement parks

    1. First day: arrival in Orlando and hotel accommodation
    2. Second day: visit the Walt Disney World Resort and all its divisions
    3. Third day: visit to Universal Studios, a theme park dedicated to cinema
    4. Fourth day: visit to Seaworld, a water park with killer whales, sharks and dolphins
    5. Fifth day: around Orlando to visit the city and buy souvenirs
    6. Sixth day: return to Italy

    How much? Price details

    • Price per person starting from: € 1.760,00
    • The price includes: international return flights with taxes included, overnight stay, car rental for the duration of the tour starting from the airport, entrance ticket to Seaworld, entrance ticket to Universale Studios, 24-hour assistance, travel insurance
    • The fee does not include: the fee does not include the entrance ticket to the Walt Disney Worls Resort, lunches and dinners, drinks, personal expenses
    • Custom quote: to request a personalized quote

    10-day itinerary: throughout Florida, between cities, nature and the sea

    1. First day: arrival in Miami, transfer to the hotel and accommodation
    2. Second day: morning visit of Miami with stops in Downtown, Coconut Grove and Coral Gables. Free afternoon to go to the beach or go shopping
    3. Third day: a tour of Miami Beach and then departure for Key West, hotel accommodation and afternoon at your disposal.
    4. Fourth day: Depart Key West for Everglades National Park with boat tour, then return to Sarasota and hotel accommodation
    5. Fifth day: free day in Sarasota, a seaside resort on the Gulf of Mexico
    6. Sixth day: departure for Trapon Springs, hotel accommodation and visit to Homosassa Spring Park
    7. Seventh day: departure for Orlando and free day to spend in the city or in the amusement parks
    8. Eighth day: free day in Orlando
    9. Ninth day: free morning in Orlando or visit Fort Lauderdale
    10. Tenth day: transfer to Miami airport and back to Italy

    How much? Price details

    • Price per person starting from: € 1.390,00
    • The price includes: 9 nights in hotel all with breakfast, transfer to and from the airport, transfers provided by the tour, local guide in Italian
    • The fee does not include: flights to and from Italy, airport taxes, travel insurance, lunches and dinners, tips, personal expenses
    • Custom quote: to request a personalized quote

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