Peer at a map and you’ll see that Florida is closer to the Caribbean than much of mainland USA – and it shows.
Year-round sunshine, sandy beaches, subtropical national parks and colourful, character-packed cities reel in over 30 million visitors a year. You’ve got Tampa on the west coast, Miami on the east, and the theme parks of Orlando in-between.
Head south, and things start getting even more interesting. Everglades National Park and the Florida Keys are practically within throwing distance of Cuba.
Flights usually take at least 20 hours, including at least one stopover.
The shortest flights often travel between the major cities – so from Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide to Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa or Jacksonville - and often change in the south or west coast of America. For example, Sydney to Orlando flights typically stop in LA, San Francisco, or Houston.
Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines are among the airlines offering flights with just one stop.
Don’t mind 2 stops? Then you could also travel with international carriers like China Southern Airlines, Air Canada, Air New Zealand or Emirates.
You’ve got a huge number of routes to choose from, with flights taking off all day, every day.
Popular starting points include Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport, Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport, Brisbane Airport, Perth Airport and Adelaide Airport.
Florida also has a huge choice of airports, from Miami International Airport and Orlando International Airport to the tiny Marco Island Airport.
There aren’t any direct flights from Australia to Florida. The cheapest indirect route usually runs from Sydney via Los Angeles or San Francisco.
A flight from Australia to Florida will deliver you to one of the most sought-after holiday spots in the USA.
For starters, it’s home Orlando and its population of theme parks by Universal, Disney and Lego. Miami is just as action-packed – but for an altogether different reason. Supersized Miami Beach deals out celebrity clubs, cocktail bars and Art Deco hotels, plus a miles-long sweep of sand.
Best of all, 2 massive wildlife havens bookend Miami – the atmospheric Everglades National Parks and Biscayne National Park, which kicks off the islands of the Florida Keys.
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