Plan a 2 Week Orlando Itinerary and see as much as you can while visiting Orlando. This Orlando Trip Itinerary will guide you to see all the Orlando theme parks from Disney World to Legoland Florida and introduce you to most of the Orlando attractions at International Drive. We’ve included shopping, resting, and things that are uniquely Orlando. Follow our Ultimate 2 Week Orlando Itinerary and come home with lots of memories and check Orlando off your bucket list.
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disclosure: Thanks Toyota for letting us drive around Orlando in the Toyota Prius.
ULTIMATE 2 WEEK ORLANDO ITINERARY FOR FAMILIES:
DAY 1: ARRIVE AND REST
Arrive in Orlando by plane or by car and start your 2 week Orlando trip by resting really well. I would suggest getting acquainted with your resort and going for a dip in the pool if your hotel has one. Then grab dinner at Disney Springs – an outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment complex at the Walt Disney World. Take note of the time difference in Orlando, Florida – the 3-hour time difference to California meant we had to sleep early. We immediately grab dinner and slept early after arriving from our flight late in the afternoon so we can adjust our body clock and get to the theme park early the next day. For those looking for a Disney World Value Hotel, try staying at Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort. We stayed here for the first part of our Orlando Florida Itinerary.
DAY 2: DISNEY WORLD EPCOT
Officially start your 2 Week Orlando Itinerary by getting your Disney Magic Bands ready and drive or ride the free shuttle from your Disney Resort to 1 of the 4 Disney World Theme Parks. Because it’s nothing like Disneyland or Disney California Adventure, 1st day at a Disney World theme park should be for EPCOT. Check my top 10 tips for visiting Disney World Epcot.
If you’ve never been to Disney World, read up on our 10 Tips for Planning a Disney World Vacation to really maximize your visit and save on a Disney vacation.
EPCOT is the second theme park built at Walt Disney World. At 305acres, it is more than twice the size of the Disney World Magic Kingdom park. Immerse in technological innovation and international culture at EPCOT’s two sections: Future World, made up of eight pavilions, and World Showcase, themed to 11 world nations. Every pavilion or showcase will have it’s own ride (not all), shows, dining options, activities, and shops.
Let it go! Let it go? Which Disney park has Frozen? EPCOT! Make sure to get the Fastpass to the Frozen ride (Frozen Ever After Ride) and Meet and Greet Anna & Elsa at the Royal Summerhaus. Frozen can be found in the Norway section of the World Showcase. Make sure to grab pastries at Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe while you’re there.
DAY 3: DISNEY WORLD HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS
For huge Star Wars fans, Disney World Hollywood Studios can be placed on top of your 2 Week Orlando Itinerary. My husband enjoyed this Disney World theme park the most.
There are not a lot of rides for the younger kids at Hollywood Studios except for Toy Story Mania, but here you will enjoy a lot of shows. Hollywood Studios is also not very big, which is a nice way to take a break after all that walking at EPCOT the day prior.
We saw Beauty and the Beast Musical, Disney Jr. Live on Stage, Frozen Sing-a-long Celebration, Yoyage of the Little Mermaid, and Disney Movie Magic Nightime Spectacular. The kids’ favorite show at Hollywood Studios? Muppet Vision 3D – they enjoyed this the most.
For the Star Wars fan, we got to meet Kylo Ren, watch March of the First Order, see kids do Jedi Training and saw the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular (fireworks show). To learn about all the Star Wars Activities at Disney World, check my Disney World Hollywood Studios Tips.
DAY 4: DISNEY WORLD ANIMAL KINGDOM
Animal Kingdom is a must see when you visit Orlando. Make it a top priority when planning your 2 Week Orlando Itinerary. I honestly thought, initially, that Animal Kingdom is a zoo but it’s actually like other Disney theme parks with rides, shows, and entertainment.
A must see area at Disney World Animal Kingdom is the “Pandora: World of Avatar”. Make sure to visit it in the morning for photo opportunities then visit it again once it gets dark to see the place glow. I also enjoyed the Festival of the Lion King show while the hubby thought the Finding Nemo musical was better.
You will be amazed when you see the Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom. I put together Tips for Visiting Disney World Animal Kingdom to help guide you with the various areas.
DAY 5: DISNEY WORLD MAGIC KINGDOM
With a 2 Week Orlando Itinerary, you should have no problem fitting all 4 Disney World theme parks into your Orlando vacation. I would put Magic Kingdom last though because it is somewhat similar to Disneyland in California (in case you’ve been to it). It is still a must visit though especially for huge Disney fans who consider going to all Disney theme parks part of their bucket list or in case you wish to see the difference between the two, Disneyland VS Disney World Magic Kingdom.
If you’re wondering which park has the most rides at Disney World? It’s Magic Kingdom. Enjoy classic rides like It’s a Small World, Peter Pan’s Flight, and enjoy something unique like Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress (I highly recommend this). In the afternoon, find the best place to watch the Disney Parade, head back to your resort for a nap then come back for the fireworks display. My Disney Tip for not tiring yourself at Magic Kingdom is to ride the railroad that circles the theme park. Read up about this and all other Disney World Magic Kingdom Tips and make sure to order the Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Dole Whip and all other Must-Try Foods at Disney World.
Orlando Travel Tip: Disney World has 2 water parks – adjust your Orlando Itinerary if you wish to visit them – Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park & Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.
DAY 6: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER
Kennedy Space Center has always been on my bucket list so we have to see it while we’re in Orlando. It’s not exactly in Orlando, but it is merely an hour drive away. Make sure to squeeze this into your Orlando vacation itinerary. We can actually go anywhere as we have with us a Toyota Prius Hybrid Car and it was a lot of fun seeing Orlando because it’s quite different from California.
At Kennedy Space Center, you get to see historic launch sites and working spaceflight facilities. When you visit, make sure to see the Atlantis Space Shuttle, experience a shuttle launch simulation, meet an astronaut, see rockets and many more. Check out 10 Tips for Visiting Kennedy Space Center to learn more.
Orlando Travel Tip: Don’t sleep on the way there. The Orlando landscape on the way to Kennedy Space Center is beautiful especially as you get closer and you’re driving in between waters.
DAY 7 – 9: CRUISE
Take a break from the theme parks and go on a cruise while you’re in Florida. There are so many cruise ports in Florida so cruise fares tend to be cheaper in Florida. The closest cruise port to Orlando is Port Canaveral. It is merely 25 minutes south of Kennedy Space Center so I would suggest going on one if you’re already visiting. Choose from cruises departing from Port Canaveral like Carnival Cruise, Disney Cruise, Norwegian Cruise Line, and Royal Caribbean. They each have a minimum of a 3-night cruise. Check our 101 Cruise Tips or all our other Cruise posts to get you acquainted if you’ve never cruised before.
Orlando Travel Tip: Try to book your cruise ahead of time so you can adjust your 2 Week Orlando Itinerary around it as they may run out of cabins.
DAY 10: DOWNTOWN ORLANDO
There’s more to Orlando than just the theme parks. I would recommend staying and exploring Downtown Orlando. If you’re wondering where to stay in Downtown Orlando, I would suggest Aloft Hotels. We stayed here for 2 nights and the location couldn’t be more perfect.
Downtown Orlando is north of Orlando International Airport and Disney World. It’s a good central location if you’re planning to drive east to Kennedy Space Center (Titusville, on the coast of Florida) the next day then coming back to Orlando the same night or if you’re coming from a cruise and is headed back to Orlando.
Grab lunch in Downtown Orlando, then stroll around before you visit Lake Eola in the heart of Downtown Orlando. Ride the swan-shaped paddle boats, feed live swans, watch concerts at the Walt Disney Amphitheater, and enjoy the beautiful view of Orlando’s skyline as you sit by the lake. You can also enjoy the Farmer’s Market every Sunday from 10 AM – 4PM.
Try to catch an Orlando Magic game if you’re already in Orlando. It would be a fun addition to your 2 Week Orlando Itinerary especially if you have a hubby who is a big basketball fan. Our hotel was located walking distance to Amway Center – where the Orlando Magic plays.
DAY 11: LEGOLAND FLORIDA
Located an hour south of Disney World is Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, Florida. Legoland Florida is the biggest Legoland in the US (out of the 2), and the 2nd biggest in the world. If you’re wondering if it’s worth the visit especially if you’ve already been to Legoland California, read up on our Legoland Florida VS Legoland California post to see if it’s a must visit for you.
We happen to be such big fans of Legoland so we have to visit it. Legoland is geared towards the younger kids age 2 – 12. There’s also a lesser crowd at Legoland than Disney World yet it is pack with rides and activities. Our favorite is the Ninjago ride and we never leave Legoland without eating apple fries and buying LEGOs to take home.
Orlando Travel Tip: Legoland Florida is not open daily so check before you plan your 2 Week Orlando Itinerary.
DAY 12: INTERNATIONAL DRIVE OR OUTLET SHOPPING
There are so many fun things to do in Orlando besides the theme parks. Just visit International Drive and experience various attractions and restaurants. Here are some fun things to do in Orlando International Drive:
- Coca-Cola Orlando Eye – Ride the iconic 400-foot tall observation wheel with breathtaking views of Central Florida in all directions.
- Ripley’s Believe it or Not Orlando – explore an amazing variety of exhibits, artifacts and displays in 16 galleries that pay tribute to the odd, bizarre and unbelievable.
- WonderWorks Orlando – Experience over 100 interactive exhibits at Orlando’s amusement park for the mind. Feel a 5.3 earthquake, touch 100,000 volts of electricity, play virtual sports, design your own roller coaster, etc.
- Chocolate Kingdom Factory Tour Orlando – immerse in an interactive journey to see how chocolate transforms from the bean into the creamy, dreamy chocolate bar.
- Check HERE for a complete list and get the Go Pass to save on tickets.
Before you end your Orlando vacation, visit the outlets for huge discounts on shopping brand name labels. You can also get souvenirs here that is cheaper than getting them at the theme parks. Orlando International Premium Outlets is nearby and they have a Disney Character Warehouse for your Disney souvenirs.
Orlando Travel Tip: If you don’t have time to visit the attractions at International Drive, at least drive by it to see all the attractions for your next visit to Orlando.
DAY 13: UNIVERSAL STUDIO ORLANDO OR UNIVERSAL ISLAND OF ADVENTURE
Universal Orlando is located between the Orlando International Airport and Disney World. There are 2 Universal Orlando Theme Parks – Universal Studios Orlando and Universal’s Island of Adventure. Universal Orlando also has a water park so if you are visiting during the summer, save another day for Universal’s Volcano Bay.
Which Universal Orlando theme park has Harry Potter? Both of them. Add either one or both to your 2 Week Orlando Itinerary.
At Universal Island of Adventure, you can enjoy Hogwarts Express, Flight of the Hippogriff, The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman, the Incredible Hulk Coaster, Dr. Seuss theme rides, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, and many more.
At Universal Studios Orlando, you can enjoy Despicable Me ride, Fast & Furious, Transformers The Ride 3D, Shrek 4-D, The Simpsons Ride, E.T. Adventure, Hogwarts Express, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, and more. Do check for height requirements before going, most Universal rides are geared towards the older kids.
Note: You need a park-to-park ticket to ride the Hogwarts Express at either Universal Orlando theme parks.
DAY 14: THE DRIVE OR FLIGHT BACK
All good things must come to an end! 2 Weeks in Florida is not enough to see it all but time to head back to reality. Make sure you’ve packed everything before heading home. Don’t worry about the mileage if you drive a hybrid car like the TOYOTA PRIUS! Thanks, Toyota! We were able to fit in all our luggage + 2 umbrella strollers and every loose item my kids had on their hands (where did those come from? LOL).
If you still have time coz’ you have a late flight out of Orlando or you are not rushing home, have lunch at Universal CityWalk or catch some last minute shopping at the outlet malls. If you have a full day to spare then you can still visit SeaWorld or the other attractions at International Drive.
BTW, make sure to put together your Orlando vacation packing list ahead of time so you don’t miss a thing. I did forget to pack sunblock and a hat so do go through our Disney World packing list to help you with Disney packing essentials.
TOYOTA PRIUS HYBRID
Most of the driving was done by the hubby so I was able to just sit down, relax, and enjoy the views around Orlando. Even those hanging traffic lights in Orlando were pretty interesting. What I didn’t expect, when I finally drove the Toyota Prius on one of those days I was craving for Starbucks is that the speed limit of every street I’m driving on actually shows up on the windshield. I wish I have a picture of it but I can’t use the phone while driving. But it’s nice coz’ I get to really stay within the speed limit especially when we’re driving in a new territory.
The Toyota Prius was pretty compact but it did fit everything we needed and it’s a bonus that it saves so much on gas especially since a long trip in Orlando can be costly. If you have no idea how much you can save, on our previous trip with another Toyota Hybrid, we didn’t have to load gas for a 5 day trip from Palm Springs to San Diego to Torrance then back to Palm Springs, check our San Diego Getaway Guide Theme Park Edition for that amazing journey.
I also like that the Toyota Prius has a pull-out cover in the trunk so we can travel with ease knowing all my blogging gadgets are kept hidden in the car. Thanks Toyota for letting us travel with you again. Let’s go places!
Check the specs of a Toyota Prius and take it for a test drive.