Map of Florida
A general map of Florida, with the most famous and popular tourist attractions. Distances and driving times from Cape Coral are presented, together with additional information – just click on the destinations.
Everglades City: approx. 80 miles, about 1,5 hours driving time. A nice daytrip from Cape Coral. Here you find a lot of possibilities to explore the “Everglades National Park”. You can choose from pretty quick (and noisy) special boats, build as swamp vehicles and vehicles going slowly to have a good view on everything aside of the boat, combined with a good lecture about the “Everglades”. Sean Connery seems to love this little town and bought a house some years ago. You will have the chance (if you want) to touch an alligator and experience this strange feeling.
Key West: approx. 300 miles, driving time about five hours. Gorgeous trip via several bridges connecting beautiful, small islands into the “Gulf of Mexico”, until reaching Key West. Here you find the typical Caribbean atmosphere at “Duval Street”, each night Caribbean parties, the home of Hemingway etc. There is nothing on this world, being too crazy for the island of “Key West”.
Miami: approx. 155 miles, driving time about 2,5 hours. Flights from the major European airports arrive daily with a variety of airlines. Famous since “Miami Vice” is “Miami Beach” and “Sea World”, with its “orcas”, is worth a trip as well.
Ft. Lauderdale (by the Sea): approx. 140 miles, driving time about two hours. Well known town at the Atlantic coast line, famous for its prominent residents (e.g. the BeeGees). Beautiful Beaches at the Atlantic, cruising ship terminal for Caribbean cruises.
Cape Canaveral: approx. 200 miles, about 3,5 hours driving. Famous spaceport, the closest connection to space in our days. Visit an interesting museum about the history of space travel, including the original launch-control-center used, during the “Apollo” missions. If you are really lucky, you will have the chance to observe a space-shuttle launch, an indescribable experience! You can find every information about that on the NASA internet domain, also the countdown, if a shuttle is about to depart.
Orlando: approx. 170 miles, about three hours driving. Home of “Disney World”, nowadays consisting of several parks. The classic “Magic Kingdom” with Mickey Mouse and all the known figures, “EPCOT Center”, MGM Studios and others…great fun for kids and adults, but you need minimum three days for the parks and you should read up on the entrance fees before going.
Daytona: approx. 220 miles, about 3,5 hours driving. Legendary motor sport town at the Atlantic Ocean. Famous for the “Daytona 500 Race” and “Daytona Bike Week” (in March each year). More than 50.000 bikers from all over the world meet here to party and have fun. Great show for every motorcycle enthusiast.