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Fly Drive Holidays 2023 & 2024

See the USA your way
Hit the open road with a fly-drive trip across the Sunshine State and beyond.
See the USA your way
Hit the open road with a fly-drive trip across the Sunshine State and beyond.
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See the USA your way
Hit the open road with a fly-drive trip across the Sunshine State and beyond.
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Fly Drive holidays let you feel the freedom of the open road. As you cruise through the coasts of the USA, you will only be a left or right turn away from a new adventure every day - the choice is always yours. You can also travel safely in the knowledge that we’ll be by your side with comprehensive vehicle and holiday cover, from the famous landmarks of Route 66 to the ocean cliffs of the Big Sur. So hold onto your hats, as we help you plan the ultimate road trip…

 

Why Choose Us for Fly Drive Trips?

24-Hour Roadside Assistance

Wherever you are, whenever you need us we provide 24-hour roadside assistance.

Sat Navs on Demand

From only £6 per day, we can provide state of the art sat navs.

Free Drop-Offs

Enjoy free one-way drop-offs within Florida and California and between California and Nevada and Arizona.

Comprehensive Insurance

Our Gold Plus package includes GPS, a full tank of fuel, underage driver fees, three additional drivers and child seats for your peace of mind.

Quick & Simple Check-Ins

Check-in online in only a matter of minutes.

Team in Florida

Our team in Orlando is on hand 24/7, should you need any further support during your holiday.

 

USA Fly Drive Itineraries

The Big Sur

Distance: 90 miles.
Stop and see: Bixby Bridge, Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, Hearst Castle, McWay Falls, Point Sur Lighthouse, Keyhole Rock, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
Best for: Luxury.




Big Sur is not only one of the best-in-the-west road trips but is known worldwide for its natural beauty. Spectacular coastal cliffs climb between Carmel and the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Here you can cruise around winding turns through the mist and emerge onto the endless horizon of the Pacific. Despite there being so much to see along the way - including Hearst Castle, 80-foot waterfalls, a National Marine Sanctuary, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Keyhole Rock, Bixby Bridge and more - Big Sur is only 90 miles long. So you can either take many stop-offs over a week or have the day of a lifetime. The best time to take this Fly Drive USA route is in the summer months, which average high temperatures of 23°C.

Miami & Key West

Distance: Approx. 113 miles.
Stop and see: Miami - Miami Beach, Art Deco District & Little Havana. Florida Keys - John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, The Turtle Hospital & The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.
Best for: Outdoor activities.




This bucket-list Fly Drive Florida trip follows the suitably named Overseas Highway across 42 bridges. From mainland Miami to the 800 tropical islands of Florida Keys, meeting pristine white-sand beaches, National Parks and popular scenic spots. While the drive only takes around 4 hours, you’d be at a loss not to spend at least a few days exploring. We’d even suggest walking along landmarks such as the Seven Mile Bridge to fully appreciate the views. Key West is the southernmost city in the US (only 90 miles from Cuba) and for that reason, The Keys are also one of the warmest destinations in the States. With average high temperatures of around 30°C in July and still 21°C in the coldest month of January. Some savvy travellers look to Fly Drive Florida between March and May, before peak tourist season and before hurricane season in August and September.

Route 66

Distance: 2448 miles.
Stop and see: Chicago – Lake Michigan, TILT 360 at the John Hancock Building. Las Vegas – Grand Canyon, The Las Vegas Strip. Santa Monica – Pacific Park amusements, Santa Monica Beach.
Best for: Iconic landmarks.




Route 66 is the quintessential American road trip, capturing the essence of the Land of the Free. Built in 1926, the highway was the first of its kind, cutting across the country diagonally, connecting urban and rural America like a landmark of liberty. You have probably heard of Route 66 from countless pop culture references, but seeing is believing. Experience highlights such as The Painted Desert in Arizona, a canvas of pink sunrises over fiery rock formations. Or the classic Rialto Square Theatre in Illinois, bejewelled with chandeliers and gold-flecked marble from the roaring ’20s where you can watch modern concerts, musicals and comedies. Two examples could never give the route justice but you have over 2,000 miles between Chicago and Los Angeles to fulfil your travel goals along ‘the road of dreams.’ The best time to take this Fly Drive USA route? With something for everyone, anytime between January and December! However, with average temperatures dropping down to 1°C across the route in the winter months, sun chasers may want to travel between April and October.

Deep South

Distance: 607 miles.
Stop and see: Nashville – The Ernest Tubb Record Shop, The Pantheon, country music shows at Grand Ole Opry. Memphis – Graceland Mansion, National Civil Rights Museum, Beale Street. New Orleans – Steam Boat Natchez, Devil's Crossroads, live jazz on Bourbon Street.
Best for: Music culture.




Put on your cowboy boots for the home of southern music and walk the line to Johnny Cash’s Museum, in Nashville, Tennessee before playing Elvis records on the radio and heading on to Graceland. Here you can walk in the footsteps of The King at his Memphis mansion. Fans of the blues will also love New Orleans and its famous Devil’s crossroads, where Robert Johnson sold his soul to a musician! And yet beyond music, there’s still so much more to find, including canoeing down the Mississippi, hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains and relaxing on award-winning beaches. For many, summer is the best time of year to visit the Deep South. This is when entertainment venues fill the streets and you can best enjoy the outdoor nature activities. However, average temperatures in peak summer will reach 30°C, so pack your cowboy hat too!

Gulf Coast – Tampa to Miami

Distance: Approx. 280 miles..
Stop and see: Clearwater Beach, St Pete Beach, Caladesi Island State Park, downtown St Petersburg, Dali Museum, Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Sarasota, Longboat Key, Captiva Island, JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Fort Myers Beach, Naples, Everglades National Park, Miami Beach.
Best for: Beach lovers.




Starting in Tampa, this Fly Drive Florida road trip starts as it continues with one of the finest beaches in America at Clearwater. Here you can swim with dolphins or simply watch the glimmering waterfront with sugar-white sand between your toes. At sunset, you can head on for Cuban cocktails or rise early under pink skies for a romantic stroll along Riverwalk. After a short drive, you’ll be at the barriers islands to St Pete Beach, enjoying four fabulous miles of beachfront that form the family resort. Next, cruise across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to Sarasota; a great base to explore Florida’s cultural capital before you leave city life behind and head to the tropical paradise of Captiva Island, where marine life are the locals. Mainland Naples awaits back across the causeway, where you can indulge in exclusive restaurants and designer shops on 5th Avenue. And before you know it, you’ll be across coasts in Miami, soaking up Cuban culture again in arguably the greatest coastal city in the US. One thing's for sure, when this Fly Drive Florida road trip is all said and done, you’ll get the true feeling of the sunshine state. The best time to visit? For beach lovers, early to mid-summer is ideal to avoid rainfall, but the sun is always shining.

 

4 Top Tips for Before You Fly Drive

Consider this pre-departure advice to start on the right path...

Check Your Vehicle

You probably know this one, but you must check your vehicle before setting off. While your hire car is from a trusted supplier, still keep a record of its fluid levels; including water and oil to know when they might need topping up. However, whenever you need us, we can provide 24-hour roadside assistance.

Anticipate Traffic Spots

When hitting the road for hours, it’s not hard to find yourself in traffic at the wrong time. For example, driving through Florida’s Seven Mile Bridge on Memorial Day Weekend during rush hour might want to be swapped for a Thursday morning! Or take the road less travelled, and see more of the scenic landscapes at your own pace.

Know When to Take a Break

Remember that a road trip is not a race. Especially if you don’t have experience driving on the right side of the road, take it easy and make the most of your breaks. Sometimes it’s the unexpected stop-offs that are the most memorable. For example, relaxing at one of the many hotels along Big Sur, or stretching your legs in Florida’s Everglades National Park could become the highlight of your whole trip.

Make a Playlist

Every open road needs a soundtrack. Local radio will give a feeling for the country but what better way to get in synch with your journey than making a road trip playlist. From classics such as Hotel California by Eagles or Mr Brightside by The Killers, you can even plan your tracks for when passing through their hometowns. For Disney fans, you may even want to Fly Drive Orlando just for the playlist!

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