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Florida Guide > Planning your Trip

14 day stays and what to do.

Visiting Florida and especially Orlando area is one of the best holidays a family can have. Deciding what to do can become a real headache if you leave it until the last minute. Most people always say if going to Florida it is really important to plan your trip ahead, this will not only save time when you arrive, but also ensure that you manage to do everything the family wants to do.

Most people tend to stay for 14 nights when travelling from abroad and as such this gives them the best opportunity to do the majority of the parks and also have some quality days off in between. We always tend to try and have these days off as doing park after park can be quite tiring with young children. In reality there is never a ‘one size fits all’ plan that people should follow as everyone is different and people will want to visit different parks and do different activities that the next person.

The following is a guide is only ‘my opinion’ having been to Orlando for the past 14 years and what I would look to do if I was visiting for the first time. What I have tried to do is select the best parks and allow some days off in between to be able to relax and do something else. Here is my daily guide for a 14 night stay:

Day 1 – Arrive and unpack at property.
Day 2 – Wet ‘n’ wild (half day)
Day 3 – Disney Magic Kingdom
Day 4 – Clearwater Beach
Day 5 – Disney Hollywood Studios
Day 6 – Pool day/ shopping
Day 7 – Universal Studios
Day 8 – Daytona Beach
Day 9 – Disney Typhoon Lagoon
Day 10 – Disney EPCOT
Day 11 – Day off/ Florida Mall
Day 12 – Seaworld or Busch Gardens
Day 13 – Universal Islands of Adventure
Day 14 – Return Home

Like I said there are some other options to add on the above, maybe add Kennedy Space Centre instead of Daytona Beach or add Animal Kingdom instead of one of the days off. There are also some tickets that will allow you to visit a park more than once, or park hopp, so this can also be an option to maybe to an evening show (Fantasmic or fireworks at Magic Kingdom), but do this on a day off. If travelling with young Children there is also options to maybe arrive later in the day at the parks to save everyone waiting too long to see the eve shows.

Whatever you decide, getting everyone around a table to decide what to do it a must.

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