Renowned for its warm climate and vast assortment of theme parks, Orlando is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. While many associate the city with World Disney World, the resort is actually located some 34 kilometres south-west of the city in Lake Buena Vista. Orlando still has plenty of theme parks to call its own, including Sea World, Wet'n Wild Water Park and the Universal Orlando Resort. Most are located along the 18 kilometre-long International Drive.
While Orlando's theme parks attract millions of tourists every year, the downtown section of the city houses several attractions of its own, including picturesque Lake Eola and the Amway Centre – home of National Basketball Association team Orlando Magic.
Orlando Airport (MCO)
Flights from Australia to Orlando will disembark at Orlando International Airport.
Orlando International Airport (MCO) is situated southeast of central Orlando. The airport code refers to the airport's former name as McCoy Air Force Base, named after Colonel Michael Normal Wright McCoy who died in a plane crash in 1957.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Orlando International Airport. Book your Orlando Airport accommodation.
Getting to Orlando
There are many airlines that offer flights to Orlando from Australia that involve a stopover in a third destination. Flights from Sydney via Dallas or Los Angeles take between 19 and 22 hours depending on the length of the stopover. Flights from Melbourne and Brisbane via Los Angeles take between 20 and 22 hours depending on the length of the stopover. Flights from Perth via Sydney and Dallas take between 24 and 27 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Orlando
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Orlando from Australia include:
For more information on Orlando holidays check out our Orlando travel guide.