Start the first day with an early morning hotel pickup in an air-conditioned coach in Orlando, then enjoy the drive south for this Everglades National Park tour near Miami. There will be several stops along the way. The driving time from Orlando to Miami is approximately four hours.
Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States and protects the land that is home to rare and endangered species like the manatee, the American crocodile and the Florida panther. On this wild, 30-minute airboat ride through Florida’s famous eco-system and swamp lands, be on the lookout for alligators and more. Then see an educational snake and alligator show, with some great photo opportunities to remember the day with.
Then it’s a 1-hour drive to Miami. First, enjoy some free time to shop, wander and grab some food at Bayside Marketplace. Then head over to lively South Beach and its famous Art Deco District for a drop-off at the Catalina Hotel and Beach Club or a similar accommodation. Walk through the neighborhood and admire the architecture, grab something to eat, shop and soak up the fun-loving culture that makes South Beach one of the most popular hot spots in the world.
On the second day, take a tour of the Art Deco District, enjoy lunch at Miami Beach Marina, visit the famous Lincoln Road Mall, stroll along Ocean Drive (the major thoroughfare in South Beach) or take a dip at Nikki Beach’s flagship location (own expense).
Finally, board the coach around 3 p.m. for the 4-hour return trip to Orlando.