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In June we're going to take our three kids (13, 15, 16) on their first trip to Florida, starting and ending in Orlando. We arrive on a Friday mid-day and leave on a Sunday early morning. I'd love to get your ideas on planning a route that includes two days at Disney and a round-trip of sorts down to the Keys. We're trying to include something for everyone in our family: animals and nature (manatees, dolphins), swimming/ snorkeling and one outlet mall with Nike shoes

So far I have the following trip ideas but don't know if it's too much driving/ backtracking?
Any suggestions for hotels for family of 5, discounted tickets etc. I'll greatly appreciate!

Friday: Arrival in hotel, Orlando (what could we do for 4-5 hours? Boat tour down St. John's River or Blue Springs in Orange City or Premium Outlet International Drive to get it done and over with?)

Saturday: Seaworld and one other park- overnight in Orlando

Sunday: Drive to Tampa, Busch Gardens (is this doable in a day?) - overnight in Tampa

Monday: Drive to Naples, visit Sanibel Island, JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge- overnight Naples

Tuesday: Corkscrew Swamp Tour and Fakahatchee strand- route 41 to Homestead via Everglades Pkwy- overnight in Naples

Wednesday: drive to Keys- overnight in?

Thursday: Anhinga Trail, drive to Kendall (Dolphin Research Center)- overnight in Fort Lauderdale

Friday: drive through West Palm Beach, Kennedy Space Center- overnight in Orlando?

Saturday: one more Disney park- overnight near airport, Orlando

Sunday: departure from Orlando 7:30 AM

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