Orlando is best known for its theme parks. However, Disneyland and Universal Resort are very expensive – a day pass costs around $100.
If you don’t want to spend all of your time in amusement parks, Orlando is also a good starting point for a small Florida road trip. Both the west and east coast of Florida can be reached by car in less than two hours, and even Miami is quite close.
Flights to Orlando
Besides Miami, Orlando is the most popular destination in Florida. Accordingly, there are many direct flights from Europe to Orlando. Air fares start at around 300€, but without checked baggage. If you need a checked bag, you should budget for an additional 80€ – 120€.
In order to find a cheap flight, one should avoid the school holidays and instead limit oneself to the off peak travel period, e.g. between November and December.
Best Time to Travel
From a weather standpoint, the best time to travel is from March to May. At this time of year the temperatures are quite mild and humidity is low. Hurricane Season is between the beginning of June and the end of November – during this time, hurricanes and tropical storms with strong winds and extremely high precipitation can occur. If you don’t want to stand in line for hours at the different amusement parks, you should avoid school and public holidays.
Hotels are quite affordable in Orlando. Depending on the season, double rooms in different motels are available from 50€ per night. A 5* hotel, on the other hand, can cost up to six times as much.