One Day in Orlando Itinerary – Experience Orlando in a Day for Under $100

Only have one day in Orlando to explore? Here’s a suggested itinerary for how you and your family can best spend your limited time in sunny Florida.

It’s a great one day itinerary for families, and is an exciting alternative to some of the more pricey theme parks. We know you will have a blast visiting these top attractions.

This one day itinerary includes:

  • ICON Orlando (formerly Coca-Cola Orlando Eye)
  • WonderWorks
  • Madame Tussauds Orlando

Spending more time in Orlando? Then take a peek at one of our sample 2 day or popular 3 day itineraries.

Save on Attraction Admission

Pick up a 3-Choice Orlando Explorer Pass and save up to 35% off combined admission vs paying at the gate.

Remember, this 1 day in Orlando itinerary is just one of many ways to experience the area during your trip.

Our pass gives you the flexibility to create your own itinerary, so you can choose from dozens of top attractions and create a vacation tailored to your interests.

Stop #1: ICON Orlando (formerly Coca-Cola Orlando Eye)

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Newly added to Orlando’s I-Drive in 2015, ICON Orlando is a 400-foot-tall observation wheel that allows you to view Orlando from a whole new perspective and a must-see Orlando attraction–the perfect start to your day of sightseeing.

Go on a ‘flight’ in an observation pod to get 360-degree views of the surrounding Central Florida area. Each pod has a touch screen device that lets you interact with the sights below so you can learn more about your surroundings and get your bearings.

Fun fact: it’s the tallest observation wheel on the east coast!

Want to make the most of your visit? Check out our local expert’s tips for visiting ICON Orlando Eye.

We recommend reserving between 1-2 hours for this attraction.

Getting In: ICON Orlando Eye tickets are available as an option on the Orlando Explorer Pass.

Stop #2: WonderWorks

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Image Credit: WonderWorks Orlando

Next, head to WonderWorks, a fun and funky interactive learning center/indoor adventure museum geared towards kids of all ages.

This upside-down museum features multiple “Wonder Zones” designed to make you think, inspire creativity, and demonstrate some basic fundamentals of science through hands-on experiences.

Inside you’ll find exhibits devoted to weather, space, light and sound, speed, bubbles, and even illusions – plus tons of great fascinating and informative content.

Check out our tips for visiting WonderWorks Orlando during your trip.

Tip: be sure to wear appropriate attire–the ropes course requires participants to have close-toed shoes and wear either pants or shorts (no skirts or dresses).

Getting In: WonderWorks tickets are available as an option on the Orlando Explorer Pass.

Stop #3: Madame Tussauds Orlando

Madame-Tussauds-3Fans of celebrity culture and all things pop do not need to plunk down for a trip to Hollywood to catch glimpse of their favorite stars — that’s what Madame Tussauds is for!

This world-famous wax museum features an abundance of stunningly lifelike wax replicas of stars from across and country and around the globe. Figurines include everyone from important world leaders to iconic athletes like Neymar, Shaq, and Serena Williams.

It’s the perfect place to snap a selfie with your biggest celebrity crush, and get that perfect Insta to show off to the friends at home. An especially big hit with teens!

Getting In: Madame Tussauds Orlando tickets are available as an option on the Orlando Explorer Pass.

Let’s Recap

Follow this one day in Orlando itinerary with your family when you pick up an Orlando Explorer Pass pass and save on combined admission when you visit ICON Orlando, WonderWorks and Madame Tussauds Orlando.

Enjoy the excitement of high-quality attractions without the excessive price of some other parks.

The Go Orlando® Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility during your vacation.

The information contained in this post, to the best of the author's knowledge, was accurate at time of publishing. We do our best to ensure and maintain the accuracy of this information.

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