Day 1: London – Tampa Bay
Fly direct from London to Tampa. On arrival collect an Alamo car rental for your entire stay in Florida. Stay 4 nights at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay (or similar).
Day 2-4: Tampa Bay
Enjoy the many wild-to-mild attractions of Tampa Bay, from Busch Gardens to The Florida Aquarium. With its major theme parks and exciting nightlife, engaging museums and glorious golf, tranquil canoe excursions and some of the best shopping in the Gulf, it is not hard to see why Tampa Bay's popularity with British travellers is booming. While in Tampa, why not take in the view from the air, with a helicopter ride over Davis Island, the Port of Tampa and Hillsborough Bay?
Day 5: Tampa Bay – Fort Myers (approx. 111 miles)
Leave Tampa behind today, as you drive south along the Gulf Coast to Fort Myers. Stay 3 nights at the DiamondHead Beach Resort & Spa (or similar).
Day 6-7: Fort Myers
Soak up the sun and relax in fabulous Fort Myers, known as Florida’s unspoiled island sanctuary. Nearby Sanibel offers some of the best shelling anywhere, thanks to the beaches unique location. In addition to the beautiful natural environment, active travellers can take advantage of golf, tennis and watersports. Island-hop on a charter cruise during the day, and spend those warm evenings wandering unique restaurants and boho galleries. A short drive south takes you to the white sandy beaches of Naples and Marco Island.
Day 8: Fort Myers – Miami (approx. 155 miles)
Today, drive across state as you head to Miami for your stay on Florida’s Gold Coast. Stay 2 nights at the Holiday Inn Miami Beach Oceanfront (or similar).
Day 9: Miami
Experience Miami’s party atmosphere and vibrant nightlife to round off your Florida fly drive holiday. Take a culinary tour in Little Havana, Miami’s famous Cuban district, relax on the world-famous South Beach witnessing the Art Deco districts’ 800 registered buildings or perhaps take a boat tour to see the many celebrity mansions dotted along Star Island.
Day 10: Miami – London
Return your rental car at the airport then fly non-stop overnight back to London.