Last Updated on March 31, 2024

According to this recent news report, AAA has predicted an incredibly busy Florida holiday this year, with record travel expected.  

Managing hectic holiday travel in Florida, or any destination, requires careful planning and a few strategic approaches. 

In this post, we share some tips to hopefully make this Florida holiday travel season a little easier.   

Let’s dive in!

low angle of an airplane in Florida

Traveling By Plane


1. If you’re traveling this holiday, then it’s best to make sure you have these things booked well in advance of your trip to avoid any last-minute headaches:

2. Make sure flights are booked well in advance.  Try to schedule your travel before or after the peak travel times or holidays.

(Tuesday and Wednesday are typically the cheapest and slowest days for travel.)

3. Get to the airport as early as possible to minimize any potential delays.

4. I recommend TSA pre-check to avoid the long security lines, especially around the holidays.

5. Also, book non-stop flights to avoid connections and additional potential delays.

6. I try to pack light and just take a backpack and a carry-on bag when possible so I don’t have to check a bag and waste more time at the airport.

7. Depending on where you’re traveling to, you may consider looking for an alternate airport near your destination to get cheaper rates and fewer crowds.

8. In a world full of delays and cancellations, I recommend travel booking travel insurance.  It’s well worth the cost of any potential issues when traveling.

Florida USA exit sign

Traveling By Car


9. If you are renting a car, be sure to have everything done online early, including any add-ons you may need for your rental (Sirius-xm radio, insurance, toll pass, etc.)

10. I use Budget Fast Pass and they text me the location of my rental car so it’s no lines and contactless pickup.

(If you don’t use Budget, find a rental car option with similar perks so you can skip the long pick-up lines!)

11. If you’re traveling somewhere that you don’t need a rental car, consider using an Uber or other public transportation to avoid traffic congestion and parking headaches and fees.

12. In many of the beach destinations in Florida, you can easily rent a golf cart or even a bike to get around.

13. Or if you’re staying in Orlando and planning to visit a theme park, consider staying at a resort near the theme park for easy access.

14. Many hotels offer shuttle services so you can take advantage of them if you don’t rent a vehicle.

15. If possible, plan the route you’re traveling and use a navigational map to stay aware of any high-traffic areas or longer routes.

Anything to eliminate the holiday traffic congestion and travel stress is a win!

Here are the best and worst times to travel by car during the holidays according to AAA.

these are the best and worst times for holiday travel according to AAA

By incorporating just a few of these strategies, travelers can enhance their Florida holiday experience, making it more enjoyable and less stressful.

The biggest takeaway here is to plan ahead to lessen the stress. 

Safe and happy travels!



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