You’ve booked your timeshare in Orlando, and you’re ready to go! There’s just one detail left—what are you going to do when you get there?
There’s so much to do in Orlando, and it can be challenging to make sure you’ve packed it all in. We’ve created this seven-day itinerary of the best attractions for kids and adults alike to help you plan your vacation to Florida.
When you arrive on the first day of your vacation, head straight to Downtown Disney. This shopping, dining, and entertainment area is the perfect first stop for your whole family. Kids will enjoy the toy stores, while the adults can enjoy browsing the art galleries and fashion stores. The whole family can explore DisneyQuest, the indoor virtual reality theme park, before grabbing dinner at a family-friendly restaurant or seeing a Cirque du Soleil show. If you’re traveling without kids, be sure to check out the drinks and live music at the House of Blues or Paradiso 37.
Spend the morning of your second day with the family at SeaWorld. This unique amusement park combines interactive aquarium exhibits with exciting rides and attractions. Visit dolphins, penguins, sharks, and more, and learn about how these animals survive in the wild. Take an exhilarating ride on the Manta or the Kraken, before catching the world-famous Shamu show, featuring beautiful killer whales. Between the exciting rides for older kids and specially designed areas for little ones, your whole family is sure to find something to do here.
In the afternoon, let the kids explore the activities at your resort while you visit one of Orlando’s championship golf courses. There are dozens of courses and clubs in the city, so you can enjoy a great game at your favorite location. Check out a unique golf simulator experience at Dewey’s Indoor Golf, or visit the top-rated course in the city at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. You might even see a professional golfer or two playing the same course as you!
Take the kids to visit WonderWorks, a unique interactive science museum located in an upside-down building. Kids will love the interactive exhibits, including the opportunity to feel a 5.3 earthquake, control a Mars rover, or design and ride their own roller coaster. Active kids will enjoy the glow-in-the-dark ropes course or the lazer-tag experience. This offbeat museum is surely a can’t-miss experience in Orlando!
For an outdoors experience with the whole family, take a hike in Orlando Wetlands Park. You can see unique wildlife such as alligators and herons, and discover the plant life of the wetlands. You can also explore the wetlands by taking an exciting airboat tour through the water. Your guide will teach you all about the ecosystem and history of the Florida wetlands, and the ride and lesson can be enjoyed by the whole family.
Wrap up the day by taking the family to one of Orlando’s dinner theaters. Kids will love the interactive show and experience as they help detectives solve a crime, watch swashbuckling pirates, or attend an exciting medieval joust. All the dinner theaters in the area have top-rated food, shows, and experiences. Visiting one of Orlando’s dinner theaters is the perfect family night out.
Disney World is the largest vacation resort area in the world, and visiting all the parks and attractions will definitely take more than one day. Start off your days of Disney by visiting the Magic Kingdom, the iconic park which holds Cinderella’s Castle, Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, and all your favorite Disney characters. The whole family will love the one-of-a-kind rides and attractions, as well as the opportunity to meet beloved characters such as Mickey, Minnie, and the Disney Princesses. If you only have time for a few of Disney World’s parks during your trip, the Magic Kingdom is one you should not miss.
Take a ferry from the Magic Kingdom to another famous Disney World park, Epcot. Here, you can let the kids explore science, technology, and innovation at the interactive exhibits and rides in Future World. Take the family on a tour of the world in the World Showcase, which features shops, restaurants, and attractions themed after eleven different countries. End your day by watching the spectacular fireworks show over the lake in the center of the park.
Start your second day of Disney by heading to the Animal Kingdom. This park features live animal exhibits alongside exciting rides and attractions. Get there early in the day to see the animals at their most active, before the Florida heat hits in the middle of the day. Older kids will love a ride on Expedition Everest, one of Disney’s most exciting roller coasters, while the younger ones will enjoy the kid-friendly dinosaur-themed rides and attractions.
Cool off midday with a visit to Typhoon Lagoon. This typhoon-themed water park holds one of the world’s largest wave pools, as well as speedy slides, water coasters, and gentle pools and play areas. Snorkel in the Shark Reef to see real sharks and other sea creatures swim by you. If you just want to relax, float along Castaway Creek, the 2,100 foot lazy river circling the park.
End your Disney adventure with a trip to Hollywood Studios. Here, you can explore the golden age of Hollywood and find movie-themed rides and attractions. Kids will enjoy the exciting stage shows and the chance to meet their favorite movie characters, including stars from Pixar, Disney Junior, and Star Wars. Have dinner at a 1950’s sci-fi drive in or sitcom café, before ending your day with the fireworks spectacular of Fantasmic!
Start the day with a visit to Universal Studios. This amusement park features rides and attractions for all ages featuring characters from favorite movies. Ride roller coasters themed after your favorite superheroes, or put yourself in a disaster movie in a one-of-a-kind interactive attraction. Don’t miss the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, featuring the newly opened Diagon Alley area. Step inside the world of the Harry Potter movies and be amazed by the magic, sights, and attractions.
Take some time to relax on this day by visiting one of the many luxury spas in Orlando. While the kids enjoy the activities at your resort, you can take the opportunity to unwind and relax. Your resort may offer a spa, or you can check out the treatments at luxury spas such as Blue Harmony Spa, the Spa at Shingle Creek, or Waldorf Astoria Spa. Don’t miss unique offerings such as vegan nail treatments, Everglades-inspired treatments featuring native plants, or diamond treatments which use real precious stones and gold.
On your last day in Orlando, don’t forget to pick up spectacular souvenirs of your trip. This day is the perfect day to visit the shopping malls and outlets in the city. You can find outlet stores from premium brands such as Neiman Marcus, Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue, and more. Enjoy the bargains as you enjoy shopping in the Florida sun at these outdoor malls. You’re sure to leave Orlando with tons of great deals along with your great memories!
Spend your last hours in Orlando simply relaxing at your resort and enjoying the exciting activites. Many Orlando timeshare resorts offer family-friendly activities such as miniature golf, waterslides, and kids’ clubs. While the kids are off having fun, indulge yourself with a visit to your resort’s spa, clubhouse, Jacuzzi, or other relaxing amenities. Each timeshare resort offers something unique, so save time to check it out!