7 days in Orlando & Cocoa Beach Itinerary

7 days in Orlando & Cocoa Beach Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Cocoa Beach
— 4 nights


Orlando — 2 nights

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Have a day of magic on the 16th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 15th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at SeaWorld and make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park.

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Minneapolis to Orlando is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Orlando. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Minneapolis in May: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 88°F and lows are around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Cocoa Beach.
Theme Parks
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Cocoa Beach — 4 nights

Situated in one of Florida's busiest vacation areas, Cocoa Beach burst onto the world scene in the 1960s, when it became a popular setting for parades honoring the nation's "Apollo" astronauts.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cocoa Beach: Merritt Island (Space Shuttle Atlantis & NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex). There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Rikki Tiki Tavern at Cocoa Beach Pier, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Ron Jon Surf Shop.

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Drive from Orlando to Cocoa Beach in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. When traveling from Orlando in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cocoa Beach: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Childrens Museums
Side Trips
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