48 hours in Orlando

The Perfect Orlando Weekend: 48 Hours In Orlando

Known as the City Beautiful, there are a variety of options to explore in Orlando. Pair some theme park fun with some local highlights for a well-rounded weekend trip with 48 hours in Orlando.

From Friday to Sunday, you’ll have a thrilling mini-vacation in Central Florida.

48 Hours in Orlando, Florida

Friday Afternoon

Check into the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World. It’s the perfect combination of luxury and location. For an exciting night on the town, put your dancing shoes on and head to Rocco’s Tacos. So, order the queso fundido, and don’t forget the tacos, margaritas, and the best frosé in town too.

48 hours in Orlando


Enjoy a fun breakfast at the hotel’s Ravello’s Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy & His Pals. It’s the perfect way to get a professional photo taken with some of your favorite characters without the long lines. And the scrumptious meals offer favorites including yogurt parfaits and mini bombolinis. 

Head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios afterward to check out Galaxy’s Edge and ride the Millenium Falcon. Continue with the best thrill-rides. So, stop by the Tower of Terror too. Fly high in the sky and travel the Skyliner from Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Epcot. There you can sip all kinds of drinks from around the world. 

Get a bird’s eye view on Epcot’s Soarin’ Around the World before catching a bite to eat for a late lunch at Le Cellier Steakhouse at the Canadian Pavilion. Take the monorail from Epcot to the Transportation and Ticket Center before hotel hopping between Disney’s Polynesian Resort for a famous Dole Whip and Grand Floridian Hotel for some light shopping.

End your day by eating dinner at the Contemporary’s California Grill and watching Magic Kingdom’s spectacular Happily Ever After fireworks show from the restaurant’s windows.

48 hours in Orlando

Sunday Morning

After a fun day at the parks, check out of your hotel and head over to Dixie Belle’s Cafe for a delicious brunch. Grab some of their famous sweet potato biscuits and pair it with a South of the Border omelet before heading to the airport. You’ll be glad you picked Orlando for a long holiday weekend. 

48 hours in Orlando

Molly Harris

Molly Harris is a freelance travel journalist dividing her time between the United States and the Western Balkans.

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