Planning a trip to Orlando – 2 week itinerary ideas

If you’re visiting Orlando and want to plan an itinerary, you’re in the perfect place. As there’s so much to do and see, it can be difficult to fit everything in so a plan is a must! We’ve put together a collection of action-packed (and more chilled out) Orlando 2 week itinerary ideas, plus plenty of tips for planning your own. Read on to find the perfect holiday plan for you.

Some things to note:

  • In each Orlando 2 week itinerary, we’ve tried to leave some free time where you can relax, go shopping, or check out another attraction you want to see. Freedom is essential!
  • We’ve left a lot of free evenings for you to choose what you want to do. Go out for a nice meal, explore the local bars or go to a dinner show – the choice is yours!
  • Lots of Orlando 2 week itineraries recommend full days in theme parks. We think that can bit a little too hectic. Arrive early and see the park at your leisure, leaving late afternoon if you’ve seen everything you want. This generally only works outside of the peak summer months.
  • All of our plans include key parks and attractions; however, you’ll also find time for unique experiences and attractions. Do your research to see what’s on offer and fill your free time with something you’ll love to try!

Option 1: Theme Park explorer

Orlando 2 week itinerary with theme parks - depicts Dumbo the Flying Elephant ride

If it’s your first time in Orlando and you can’t wait to cover all the theme parks, then this Orlando 2 week itinerary is right up your street. It includes all of the main theme parks and water parks and is pretty action packed, however you’ll still have time for other activities too, particularly on an evening. We’ve tried to divide the days between parks with lots of rides, and less intense parks / water parks. This gives you more time to wind down and enjoy yourself to the max! Be sure to arrive at parks early and feel free to leave late afternoon if you’ve been on all the rides you want. For more information, including theme park tips, check out our guide here.

Best for: First time visitors that want to see all the theme parks, and theme park lovers.

Highlights:

  • One or more visits to all of the main theme parks
  • You’ll see and do a lot in 2 weeks – giving great value for money
  • A good mix of attractions – rides and shows for all ages and interests
  Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Arrive and relax Arrive and relax  
Day 2 Magic Kingdom Magic Kingdom  
Day 3 Discovery Cove Discovery Cove Disney Springs
Day 3 Epcot Epcot Hollywood Studios
Day 4 Typhoon Lagoon Typhoon Lagoon  
Day 5 Universal Studios Universal Studios  Universal CityWalk
Day 6 Relaxation Shopping Shopping
Day 7 Blizzard Beach Epcot Epcot
Day 8 Busch Gardens Busch Gardens Disney Springs
Day 9 Islands of Adventure Islands of Adventure  
Day 10 Relaxation Animal Kingdom Animal Kingdom
Day 11 Seaworld Seaworld  
Day 12 Volcano Bay Volcano Bay Shopping
Day 13 Hollywood Studios Hollywood Studios Magic Kingdom fireworks
Day 14 Fly home Fly home Fly home

Option 2: Theme parks plus excursions / day trips

Depicts Universal Orlando Jurassic Park ride making a splash - 2 weeks in Orlando

This 2 week Orlando itinerary is best for those that want plenty of theme park time, but also want to see what else Orlando and the surrounding area has to offer. It features a good balance of theme parks, shopping, relaxation and a few day trips to the outside area, including the Tampa beaches! As it’s quite a packed itinerary, you’ll want to make the most of your days by getting up early and using your evenings to relax, going for a nice meal.

Best for: Those that want to see and do a little bit of everything in Orlando. It fits families with older children, couples and groups of friends.

Highlights:

  • Visits to the best theme parks
  • Day trips / excursions
  • Relaxation time
  • Shopping time
  Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Arrive and relax Arrive and relax  
Day 2 Magic Kingdom Magic Kingdom Disney Springs
Day 3 Epcot Epcot Hollywood Studios
Day 3 Typhoon Lagoon Typhoon Lagoon  
Day 4 Blue Springs State Park Blue Springs State Park / shopping Shopping
Day 5 Universal Studios Universal Studios Universal CityWalk
Day 6 Seaworld Seaworld  
Day 7 Blizzard Beach Epcot Epcot
Day 8 Clearwater / St Pete’s Clearwater / St Pete’s Clearwater / St Pete’s
Day 9 Clearwater / St Pete’s Boggy Creek Airboats  
Day 10 Animal Kingdom Animal Kingdom  
Day 11 Relaxation Relaxation Shopping
Day 12 Mt Dora excursion Mt Dora excursion  
Day 13 Hollywood Studios Hollywood Studios Magic Kingdom fireworks
Day 14 Fly home Fly home Fly home

Option 3: Perfect for families

Depicts Disney Water Park Lazy River stream with palm trees - Orlando 2 week itinerary

Travelling with your family, especially if you have small children, can be hectic. However, seeing the look on their faces as they enter Disneyworld is a memory that will last a lifetime. Orlando is a giant playground for kids and we’ve designed this itinerary around the key family attractions, with plenty of time for water parks and relaxation so the little ones don’t get too tired. Spending a full day in a theme park can be tough so we recommend arriving later in the morning/early afternoon and staying in the park until the evening shows have ended. Make use of your swimming pool on a morning to wind down.

Best for: Families with kids of all ages and interests.

Highlights:

  • Lots of theme park time
  • Kid friendly theme parks and attractions
  • Relaxation time / less hectic
  • Plenty of water park visits
  Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Arrive and relax Arrive and relax  
Day 2 Magic Kingdom Magic Kingdom  
Day 3 SeaWorld SeaWorld  
Day 3 Typhoon Lagoon Typhoon Lagoon  
Day 4 Epcot Epcot Hollywood Studios
Day 5 Gatorland Relaxation Disney Springs
Day 6 Universal Studios Universal Studios  
Day 7 Blizzard Beach Blizzard Beach  
Day 8 Relaxation Epcot Epcot
Day 9 Islands of Adventure Islands of Adventure  
Day 10 Relaxation Animal Kingdom Animal Kingdom
Day 11 Legoland Legoland  
Day 12 Volcano Bay Volcano Bay Shopping
Day 13 Hollywood Studios Hollywood Studios Magic Kingdom fireworks
Day 14 Fly home Fly home Fly home

Option 4: Perfect for couples

Depicts a couple watching the Disneyworld Fireworks - Couples' Orlando itinerary

Disneyworld and Orlando aren’t just for families! Couples of all ages come here for romantic getaways and guaranteed sun. Our couples’ Orlando 2 week itinerary covers the main theme parks, with several romantic trips away and relaxation time planned in. Experiencing the fun theme parks, enjoying romantic meals and drinks each evening and relaxing in a luxury hotel are all on offer here. Of course, all couples are different and you might want to include more theme parks! Customise our Orlando 2 week itinerary to suit you.

Best for: Couples of all ages that want to see the top attractions, but also desire some alone time for relaxation and some cool day-trips.

Highlights:

  • Visits to the best theme parks
  • Romantic days out
  • Relaxation time
  • Shopping time
  • Good nightlife
  Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Arrive and relax Arrive and relax  
Day 2 Magic Kingdom Magic Kingdom Disney Springs
Day 3 Discovery Cove Discovery Cove Titanic Experience
Day 3 Volcano Bay Volcano Bay   AMC Movie Theatre
Day 4 Relaxation Shopping Shopping
Day 5 Universal Studios Islands of Adventure Universal City Walk
Day 6 Hollywood Studios Hollywood Studios Mini golf
Day 7  Relax Epcot food tour Epcot food tour
Day 8 Hot Air Balloon Ride Downtown Orlando Downtown Orlando
Day 9 Sarasota / Daytona Sarasota / Daytona Sarasota / Daytona
Day 10 Relaxation Afternoon Tea Disney’s Boardwalk
Day 11 Busch Gardens Busch Gardens  
Day 12 Rock Springs Horse Riding Relaxation Universal City Walk
Day 13 Relax Shopping Romantic dinner
Day 14 Fly home Fly home Fly home

Option 5: Visiting Florida without any theme parks – Orlando and the surrounding area

Depicts classic car in Naples, Florida

Orlando isn’t all about the theme parks. If you’re not a fan of busy crowds and rides, or you’ve already done all of the parks and fancy a different type of holiday, this itinerary is for you. Orlando’s Central Florida location puts you in the perfect position to travel to a variety of beaches, towns, cities and attractions in the nearby area, all within a 2-hour drive. Base yourself in a nice hotel in the Kissimmee area and go for day-trips, or plan a multi-stop itinerary. Our multi-stop idea below gives you one an adventure on both the east and west coast of Florida, using Orlando as a base. We highly recommend renting a car to save both time and money.

Best for: Adults, couples and those that aren’t a fan of theme parks or have experienced them all already. Explorers, beach lovers and nature seekers.

Highlights:

  • Beautiful beaches
  • Nature Parks
  • Historic towns
  • Relaxation time
  • Shopping time
  Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Arrive and relax Arrive and relax  
Day 2 Downtown Orlando Harry P.Leu Gardens  
Day 3 Blue Springs State Park Blue Springs State Park Titanic Experience
Day 3 Relax Shopping  
Day 4 Kennedy Space Centre Kennedy Space Centre Cocoa Beach
Day 5 Cocoa Beach Daytona Beach Daytona Beach
Day 6 St Augustine St Augustine St Augustine
Day 7 St Augustine St Augustine St Augustine
Day 8 Return to Orlando Celebration Town Celebration Town
Day 9 Relax Relax Florida Mall
Day 10 Clearwater / St Pete’s Clearwater / St Pete’s Clearwater / St Pete’s
Day 11 Clearwater / St Pete’s Clearwater / St Pete’s Clearwater / St Pete’s
Day 12 Sarasota Sarasota Sarasota
Day 13 Sarasota Sarasota Return to Orlando
Day 14 Fly home Fly home Fly home

Option 6: Orlando on a budget

Budget Orlando 2 week itinerary - depicts natural reserve

Admittedly, visiting Orlando on a budget can be pretty difficult. It’s a rather expensive place, from the accommodation to the theme parks and eating out. However, there are some great low-cost attractions and ways to spend less when you’re there. This Orlando 2 week itinerary does just that! The best attractions are worth spending the money on – you don’t want to miss out. But there are plenty of cheaper places to visit in between park days. Book your flights for as cheap as possible, go for a villa or cheap but top-rated hotel and make your spending money go further with our plan below.

Best for: Families, couples, or practically anyone that wants to experience Orlando without breaking the bank.

Highlights:

  • Free and low-cost attractions
  • Includes the main theme parks
  • Relaxation time
  • Shopping time
  Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Arrive and relax Arrive and relax  
Day 2 Magic Kingdom Magic Kingdom  
Day 3 Mini Golf Relax Disney Springs
Day 3 Blue Springs State Park Blue Springs State Park Orlando Premium Outlets
Day 4 Epcot Epcot  
Day 5 Celebration Town Gatorland  
Day 6 Universal Studios Universal Studios Universal City Walk
Day 7 Mt Dora excursion Mt Dora excursion  
Day 8 Relax Relax Orlando Premium Outlets shopping
Day 9 Volcano Bay water park Volcano Bay water park  
Day 10 Cocoa Beach Cocoa Beach Disney Springs
Day 11 Animal Kingdom Animal Kingdom  
Day 12 Wekiva Island Wekiva Island  
Day 13 Hollywood Studios Magic Kingdom Magic Kingdom fireworks
Day 14 Fly home Fly home Fly home

For tips on booking your Orlando holiday for the best price, check out our complete guide here.

Things to keep in mind when planning an Orlando 2 week itinerary:

Top tips for planning an Orlando holiday - depicts Universal Studios dragon on building
  • Try to divide your days into morning, afternoon and evening. Breaking up your day allows you to fit multiple things into one day. Finished a theme park by 3pm? No problem, let’s go shopping!
  • Leave time for rest days or relaxation at the hotel. A free day could even include small activities such as shopping and mini golf, or something completely spontaneous! However make sure you wind down by the pool to re-charge. Tiredness can limit your holiday fun
  • Book attractions and events in advance before arrival. It’s often cheaper and you’ll save time when you’re there. That also goes for some popular restaurants!
  • If you’re going out on a day trip or to a particular theme park, see what’s nearby. You can save time by visiting attractions within close proximity of each other. For example, the excellent Orlando Premium Shopping Outlets are only a short drive from SeaWorld.
  • Pick out some top restaurants to try and book them in advance. Reservations are limited, particularly in Disneyworld, so you’ll want to reserve a time slot and arrange some of your activities around dinner and dinner shows. If you’re staying in a Disneyworld, consider buying the Disney Dining Plan. It’s excellent value.
  • Try to plan arrival at theme parks first thing on a morning. It’s a cooler temperature to walk around and less busy than the afternoon. Plus, you can fit in some afternoon swimming pool time if you manage to complete the park early.
  • A couple of weeks before you’re due to fly, check theme park opening hours and the days where parks are busy. You may want to re-arrange your itinerary to get more time in the theme parks and visit on less busy days.
  • Plan park visits for weekdays over weekends. There’s less crowds and queues. Weekends are great for day-trips, beaches, shopping and relaxation!
  • Finally, don’t feel like you need a perfect itinerary. You couldn’t possibly see everything in 2 weeks and having fun visiting the key things you want to see is so much better than seeing absolutely everything.

Check out our other Orlando holiday guides

We hope we helped you plan your perfect itinerary for a holiday in Orlando. Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned veteran of Florida, having somewhat of a plan ensures you see everything you want in a short 2-week holiday. If you liked one of our itineraries but want to make some modifications, go ahead! All of our suggestions can be fully customised. Simply substitute attractions and change days around as you wish.


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