10 International Trips With Non-Stop Flights From Orlando Your Kids Will Love

Orlando isn’t always considered a hub for international travel, but there are over a dozen spots on the globe with non-stop International flights right from the magical place we call home. In fact, WorldDate.info indicates the Orlando International Airport (MCO) offer 102 international destinations.

Looking to take the family on an epic adventure, to discover new cultures and new cuisines? Look no further than this list of international destinations straight from Orlando that are great for kids. And, we’ve included what to do when you get there.

You can also explore destinations with non-stop domestic flights from Orlando.

International Trips With Non-Stop Flights From Orlando for Kids

Orlando to Puerto Rico

With historic Colonial buildings and forts, El Yunque rainforest, and breathtaking beaches, this trip is great for a long weekend or a whole week exploring by car. No passport required!

Average Flight Cost: $134-195 RT
Travel Time: 2 hrs 55 min
Airlines: Frontier, Spirit, Southwest, JetBlue

What To Do With Kids:

  • Visit the forts in Old San Juan
  • Go ziplining in El Yunque rainforest
  • Go for a horseback ride 
  • Visit a coffee plantation
  • Go to the Caribbean’s biggest mall
  • Kayak in a “glowing” bioluminescent bay
  • Savor local cuisine along the “pork highway”
stock photo of Street in Old San Juan Puerto Rico
Street in Old San Juan Puerto Rico sorincolac Getty Images

Orlando to Cancun

More than just a party or cruise destination, families can enjoy local water sports, swimming in sinkholes or visiting ancient Mayan ruins.

Average Flight Cost: $165-250 RT
Travel Time: 2 hrs 10 min
Airlines: JetBlue, Spirit

What To Do With Kids:

  • Swim in a cenote
  • Visit Aktun Chen cave
  • Swim with turtles at Akumal
  • Shop for souvenirs in Playa del Carmen
  • See Mayan Ruins at Coba, Tulum or Ek Balam
  • Rent a car and go for a road trip through the Colonial villages of Valladolid, Merida and Izamal

Orlando to San Jose (Costa Rica)

This trip calls for a rental car and an adventurous spirit. Expect bugs, rain, mud, and a whole lot of fun. Visit the towns of Bijagua, Guanacaste, Samara, Tamarindo and La Fortuna.

Average Flight Cost: $250-520 RT
Travel Time: 3 hrs 16 min
Airlines: JetBlue, Spirit

What To Do With Kids:

Orlando to Mexico City

Experience authentic Mexico and see Colonial architecture, vibrant markets, the world’s third largest pyramid and more.

Average Flight Cost: $340-550 RT
Travel Time: 3 hrs 38 min
Airlines: Aeromexico

What To Do With Kids:

  • Float down canals on the iconic Xochimilco boat ride
  • See one of the largest pyramids in the world at Teotihuacan ruins
  • Enjoy vistas and opulence at Chapultepec Castle
  • Feel like you are in Europe in Polanco
  • Learn about Mexican history at the Anthropology Museum
  • Visit the mercados in the Zocalo historic center
  • Go to the Frida Kahlo Museum
Colorful Xochimilco trajiinera boats in Mexico City
Colorful Xochimilco trajiinera boats in Mexico City Gabriel Ortiz Getty Images

Orlando to London

By far the easiest of the trips on this list, everyone speaks English and it’s just a short hop across the pond.

Average Flight Cost: $400-1300 RT
Travel Time: 8 hrs 20 min
Airlines: British Airways, Norse Atlantic, Virgin Atlantic

What To Do With Kids:

  • See the crown jewels, walls of swords and beefeaters at the Tower of London
  • Step up your selfie game with all the greats at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
  • Take a spooky historic walk through London’s seedy past on the Jack the Ripper Tour
  • Go for a Sunday Roast
  • Take the Warner Bros Studio Tour (where Harry Potter was filmed!)
  • Enjoy street food and boho shopping stalls at the Camden Market
  • Check out the mummy exhibit at The British Museum

Orlando to Frankfurt

Use Frankfurt as a jumping off point for a road trip around Germany. Here are some recommended towns to visit and things to do.

Average Flight Cost: $900-1500 RT
Travel Time: 9 hrs 15 min
Airlines: Eurowings Discover (Lufthansa, United)

What To Do With Kids: 

  • Stroll quaint streets in Rudesheim am Rhein
  • Stay in a castle in Colmberg
  • Spend the day in Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  • Pop in for a meal in Dinkelsbuhl
  • Check out Munich’s markets, or visit in late September for Oktoberfest (yes, it’s family friendly!)
  • Take a hike in Schwangau then visit Neuschwanstein’s fairytale castle
  • Take a ride through the Black Forest
  • Follow the wine road and stop for a picnic
  • Explore old town Strasbourg before heading back towards Frankfurt to depart

Orlando to Montreal

A quick jaunt north to the land of French transplants and maple syrup, there’s plenty to do for a long holiday weekend. 

Average Flight Cost: $300-600
Travel Time: 3 hrs 5 min
Airlines: Air Canada

What To Do With Kids:

  • Have brunch at a sugar shack 
  • Try all things maple
  • Go to an orchard or winery
  • Explore the local markets
  • Have lunch in Old Town Montreal
  • Drive to Quebec City’s quaint Old Town
Skyline at night of Montreal Quebec
Montreal Quebec Skyline Getty Images

Orlando to Dublin

More than beer and leprechauns, a visit to Dublin offers families a chance to explore castles and green spaces.

Average Flight Cost: $550-1100 RT
Travel Time: 8 hrs 15 min
Airlines: Aer Lingus

What To Do With Kids:

Orlando to Reykjavik

This wintry wonderland in Iceland is a great first exposure to overseas travel. Full of adventure, the outdoor enthusiast family will love this trip.

Average Flight Cost: $700-1200 RT
Travel Time: 7 hrs 30 min
Airlines: Icelandair

What To Do With Kids:

  • Wildlife and sightseeing boat tours
  • Seek out the Northern Lights
  • Visit waterfalls and geysers
  • Swim in thermal baths
  • Explore lava fields and craters
  • Go for a hike
View of Downtown Reykjavik Iceland
Downtown Reykjavik Iceland Getty Images

Orlando to Dubai

The longest flight on this list, exploring Dubai’s magical and gold-washed world is worth the trip. From navigating the old souks to reveling in the grandeur of one of the world’s richest cities, this trip is a stunner worth the time in the air.

Average Flight Cost: $830-920 RT
Travel Time: 14 hrs 5 min
Airlines: Emirates
What To Do With Kids:

  • Do not miss: a desert safari ride, including optional sandboarding, ATV rides, hawk encounters, henna tattoos, camel rides and a traditional meal with entertainment
  • Take an abra boat ride to the Gold Souk
  • Visit the many souks in Dubai including the Old Souk, Spice Soul, Textile Souk, Souk Al Bahar, Souk Madinat Jumeirah
  • Have lunch in a traditional tea house
  • See the enormously tall Burj Khalifa, the tallest structure in the world
  • Check out an impressive mall at the Dubai Mall or Mall of the Emirates
  • Jumeirah Mosque
  • Enjoy a waterfront meal at the Dubai Marina

With so many great non-stop overseas flights from our very own MCO, there’s only one thing left to do – book that flight and get to packing!

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Maria DiCicco
Globetrotting since 1995, Maria is a daughter, girl-mom and wife to a Spaniard. She is a karaoke wunderkind, natural born storyteller and creative writer. She’s a wine and gin enthusiast and charcuterie builder extraordinaire. Seeking to inspire others to “Travel More”, she shares travel advice, destination spotlights and more at her site AlwaysPackTissues.com.