Planning a weekend in Orlando, but unsure what to do to maximize your time? We’ve got you covered.
We put together a great itinerary for 2 days in Orlando that will show you some of the most fun and exciting things to do in this popular Central Florida destination in just one weekend!
This weekend itinerary allows you to enjoy some of Orlando’s exciting theme parks without spending all your money on pricey admissions.
This itinerary includes:
- Orlando Brewing Company
- Fun Spot America
- Kennedy Space Center
- American Police Hall of Fame
Save on Attraction Admission
Pick up a 2-Day Go Orlando Card and save off combined admission vs paying at the gate.
Remember, this 2 days 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 – Gatorland: The Alligator Capital of the World
Known as the Alligator Capital of the World, Gatorland is an Orlando theme park unlike any other. This 110-acre wildlife preserve/ entertainment park is the perfect place to get up close (well, sort of) with Florida’s most iconic animals.
There are also a number of shows, animal encounters, and photo opportunities for the whole family, including Gator Wrestlin’ a show that features Gator Wranglers interacting with 6-8 feet alligators and Gator Jumparoo which features some of the largest alligators in the world putting on a one-of-a-kind show with alligators jumping out of the waters to snatch food out of the trainsers’ hands.
There’s even a petting zoo, featuring the park’s younger and gentler creatures.
Depending on whether or not you want to take in any of the animal performances, we recommend leaving between 1-2 hours to spend at this exciting animal park.
Getting In: Gatorland Orlando tickets are included on the Go Orlando Card.
Stop #2 – Orlando Brewing Company
Hop in the car for a quick ride up to downtown Orlando and take a tour of the Southeast’s only organic brewery and taproom.
A tour here is a great chance to try some of their delicious brews for free!
As an added bonus, the Orlando Brewing Company also features free live entertainment on the weekends! It’s bound to be great fun for traveling couples or friends.
Please note: this attraction / activity is not included with the Go Orlando Card
Getting In: People of all ages are welcome on this tour, although only those 21+ can sample the beer. We recommend budgeting at least an hour for this stop.
Lunch in Downtown Orlando
Since you’ll already be in the heart of Orlando after your brewery tour, you’ll be surrounded by tons of great dining options.
From southern chicken joints to fresh sushi to inventive American gastropub fare, you’ll find just about everything in this neighborhood.
Stop #3 – Fun Spot America
Fun Spot America is another amusement park option for those looking for classic theme park thrills and excitement.
With your 4-ride sampler, you can choose from a wide variety of rides and attractions like bumper cars, roller coasters, bumper boats, and even go-karts.
Check out our tips for visiting Fun Spot America to make the most of your trip.
Getting In: We recommend leaving yourself about 1-2 hours to enjoy this attraction, although you may want more time if you choose to upgrade for more ride choices.
Getting In: Fun Spot America Theme Park – 4 Ride Sampler tickets are included on the Go Orlando Card.
Dinner on the Universal City Walk
A portion of Universal Studios open to the public without admission fees, this area is a fun place to stroll around and soak up the sights and sounds.
Fortunately for you, it’s also filled with a lot of great dining options that will suit the whole family.
Getting In: Universal City Walk is open to the public at no cost, just be prepared to pay a parking fee if you drive (though it’s free if you arrive after 6:00 pm – excludes special events).
Stop #1 – Kennedy Space Center
This place is really a sight to see. The Kennedy Space Center (KSC), located in Cape Canaveral, you will get the unique chance to tour NASA’s launch and landing facilities.
Fun for the whole family, the KSC includes interactive spaceflight simulators, live shows, tours, and more. It’s definitely an Orlando must-see to include in your weekend itinerary.
We suggestion reserving between 5-6 hours to visit the Kennedy Space Center.
Getting In: Kennedy Space Center tickets are included on the Go Orlando Card.
Stop #2 – American Police Hall of Fame
Conveniently located just a few short miles west of the Kennedy Space Center, the American Police Hall of Fame is an often overlooked and one of the most underrated Orlando attractions.
Home to thousands of artifacts and interesting displays, you’ll learn all about the who, what, when, and where of police investigation work with entertaining and informative exhibits.
Plan to spend about 2 hours at this attraction.
Getting In: American Police Hall of Fame tickets are included on the Go Orlando Card.
So there’s a great example of how to spend a weekend in the Orlando area – filled with the best alternative theme park options.
This 2 days in Orlando itinerary will truly make you feel like you’ve made the most of your limited time without sacrificing any of the attractions you really wanted to see. Remember, the Go Orlado Card All-Inclusive Pass includes admission to over 30 attractions–so it’s easy to tailor an alternate itinerary to your sightseeing style.
Pick up a Go Orlando Card and save on combined admission when you visit Gatorland, Fun Spot America, the Kennedy Space Center, and the American Police Hall of Fame.