Florida and the Keys

Day 1: Miami to Grassy Key

100 miles

Collect your motorhome in Miami. Your base tonight is the recently refurbished Grassy Key RV Park and it would be as well to book in advance to try to secure a waterfront site. Visit the Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key and enjoy the stunning vistas along the way.

A Place to stay: Grassy Key RV Park

Day 2: Grassy Key to Key West

55 miles

Cross the seven mile bridge and several more on the way across Marathon, Big Pine Key and the many others on the way to Key West. Visit Hemmingway’s house, and his favourite bar, and don’t miss seeing the sun go down from Mallory Pier – tell Popcorn Joe that Affordable Motorhomes sent you!

A place to stay: Boyds Campground

Day 3: Key West to Key Largo

100 miles

There’s only the one road in and out of the keys so head back north bound for John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. This underwater park encompasses 178 nautical square miles of coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangrove swamps. At Key Largo, take a trip around the harbour on the original African Queen

A place to stay: Pennekamp Park

Day 4: Key Largo to Everglades National Park

75 miles

Leave the Florida Keys and drive into the Everglades National Park. Not a swamp as popularly pictured but technically a vast river slowly flowing southwest. Visit the Everglades National park: in your vehicle but also on foot or on the water.

A place to stay: Flamingo Campground

Day 5: Everglades to Sanibel

230 miles

You are headed to Sanibel Island. Periwinkle Park & Campground is a bird lovers delight. You can see many species of exotic and native birds including toucans, macaws and lemurs. Visit the shelling beaches of Captiva Island and, to end a perfect day, we always head for The Mucky Duck pub. www.sanibelcamping.com

A place to stay: Periwinkle Campground

Day 6: Sanibel to Fort DeSoto

Sanibel to Fort DeSoto

145 miles

Back to the mainland and onwards to Fort DeSoto Country Park. It’s 1,136 acres are made up of five interconnected islands and many sites are directly on the water. You can fish from two free piers and rent boats and bikes.

A place to stay: Fort DeSoto campground

Day 7: Fort DeSoto to Walt Disney World

100 miles

The Mouse is calling! Please book ahead, deciding in advance how many nights you want to spend there to see your choices of Disney Theme Parks.

Visit all the sites of Disney plus all the other Orlando area attractions including Universal Studios.

A place to stay: Disney’s Fort Wilderness

Day 8: Walt Disney World to Juno Beach

160 miles

Head east to the Atlantic and make for world famous Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Centre, NASA’s launch headquarters. Here you can tour launch areas, see the giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators and see the moon close up via stunning iMax presentations. If you’re lucky, you might meet a veteran astronaut. They say the best way to experience Florida is a visit to The Palm Beaches and Boca Raton, so head south to the stunning area of Juno Beach.

A place to stay Juno Oceanwalk RV resort

Day 9: Juno Beach to Dania Beach

105 miles

In the morning drive south to a little haven of luxury and live life as a celebrity strolling through the Worth Avenue shopping district at Palm Beach dubbed ‘Rodeo Drive of the East’ and make time to see some dreamy mansions including Henry Flagler’s, which is now one of the top sightseeing attractions. Your destination is NorthCoast which has been a favourite among motorhomers and the small boat community for fifty years. The sands of Dania Beach are just minutes away.

A place to stay: North Coast Park

Day 10

It’s just 40 miles to Miami to drop of your motorhome.

Abridged version of an itinerary supplied by our Motorhome Partners in USA