There’s nowhere quite like Florida, and if you’ve been planning the perfect RV vacation through the Orlando area, this is the itinerary you want to read! We’ve mapped out all the must-see and do stops, whether you have three, five or a full seven days to explore the area. Florida is one of the few places in the U.S. where you can have sandy beaches, the wilderness of the Everglades, world-class dining and shopping all in one day, so buckle up and get ready for a busy few days.
From the best campgrounds to the hottest night spots, it’s all here. If you’re still looking for a beauty of an RV to rent, don’t forget to visit Mighway, where RV owners offer their vehicles and local knowledge to private renters.
Three Day Trip
Start your trip in Orlando. If you have Disney on the mind, Disneyland does offer RV parking at The Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and has spaces for tents or RVs. There is a maximum of 10 guests per campsite, so if you’re traveling in a group, be aware. From the campsite, you’re just minutes from Disneyland, Florida as well as Universal Studios.
If you would like to take a day away from the amusement park, the Campsite offers horseback riding, archery and canoeing activities for purchase. Pets are allowed at some campsites and amenities include a pool, sewer and water service to your RV, cable and electrical hook-up as well as charcoal grills and a picnic area.
No trip through Orlando would be complete without a visit to the Everglades Park. The Miami Everglades RV Resort can supply all your necessary utilities, with full hookup sites, as well as bike rentals, showers, Wifi, a fitness center, hot tubs, dog parks, a playground, restaurants and sporting activities. You can take your time to get up-close and personal with Florida’s famed alligators while you explore the Everglades with an airboat ride, available in the park. The camp has handicapped equipped sites too.
Orlando also has its own SeaWorld, so you can get up close to some of the ocean’s most wonderous inhabitants.The Kennedy Space Center allows visitors to learn everything they ever wanted to know about astronauts and space exploration, or go face-to-face with the beautiful and gentle manatee with a Crystal River Manatee Snorkeling and Everglades Airboat Tour.
Five Day Trip
If you have a couple extra days to play with, take a trip down to the beach. Yacht Haven Park and Marina is a full-service RV park and Marina in Ft. Lauderdale, where you can spend your day watching the boats and soaking up the sun’s rays on sandy white beaches, and drive into the city to tour the exciting nightclubs, dance studios and city life Ft. Lauderdale can provide.
Just off the beach you’ll find Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District, where you can visit the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, catch a 3D Imax show, go to the Florida Grand Opera or visit the NSU Art Museum.
Ft. Lauderdale is home to Los Olas Boulevard, where you can shop small boutiques and take a break at a cafe, the Museum of Discovery and Science, Butterfly World, and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, where you can try your luck at any number of games.
Don’t miss the chance to take a day cruise through Riverfront Cruises Venice of America, or a Jungle Queen Riverboat Cruise. Ft. Lauderdale beach is famous for both it’s beauty and people watching opportunities, while Las Olas beach is a little more secluded.
Seven Day Trip
If you’ve got a full week to enjoy, drive just a little south to Larry & Penny Thompson Campground. This extraordinary RV park is 270 acres of woodland and can house up to 240 RV campers. You’ll have restrooms, laundry, all electrical and water hookups and a freshwater lake-complete with its own water slide- with beachy areas to enjoy.
As impossible as it might seem, this campsite is situated in South Miami, where you can get out to enjoy a variety of ethnic restaurants, shop to your heart’s content at Dadeland Mall, visit the Lowe Art Museum, charter a fishing trip or see a live show at the Actors Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre.
The boardwalk is alive with sanctioned graffiti art and is a great place to view both the beach and the locals.
There are so many things to do in the Orlando area, even if you spend a full seven days, you’re bound to find something you’ll want to come back to see that you just couldn’t fit in. That’s ok! Remember Mighway when it’s time to return to Florida’s unique community and beaches, and you’re sure to get the best RV at the best price.