This is a seasonal destination. Porter flies to Orlando - Melbourne from December to April.
Take a dip in the Atlantic, or fulfill your lifelong dream of learning how to catch a wave with some beginner surfing lessons. When you fly from Ottawa to Orlando-Melbourne, you’ll be heading for a great escape to the sunshine state.
There’s 70 miles worth of beaches and seemingly endless space for you to swim, surf, and sunbathe along Florida’s Space Coast. With so much space on this long stretch of paradise, you’re sure to embrace your inner beach lover.
If you’re hoping to embrace your inner speed demon, head for the thrills at Andretti Thrill Park. Fun for the whole family is guaranteed as you race around the park’s five go-kart tracks.
It’s easy to get into the swing of things with an 18-hole game of mini-golf. Meanwhile, adventurous mountaineers can climb up the indoor rock wall. Andretti Thrill Park has games galore and an array of amusements like laser tag, a batting cage, and even smaller rides for kids.
For some outdoor adventures, embark on a journey to Brevard Zoo. First opened in 1994, this small zoo has remained devoted to conservation. If observing animals from all over the world, feeding giraffes, and learning cool facts from expert zookeepers isn’t enough, you can also paddle through the wetlands, chug along the tracks on the Cape to Cairo Express, and even soar above Brevard Zoo.
A variety of zip lines, kayaking, and paddle boating means a variety of ways to explore this wildlife haven. Take a paddleboat ride on the wild side and you just might spot some playful otters, sunbathing alligators, a school of fish, or a few turtles.
Back on the beaches, you may see some wildlife as you share the beach with manatees, dolphins, and crabs. If you still haven’t had enough outdoor fun, try camping out at the stunning Sebastian Inlet State Park.
Locals and tourists alike fish on the pier, while surf’s up on the beachfront. The beach is divided into designated swimming areas and includes a calm tide pool perfect for little kids. Come for the surf and sun, stay for gorgeous landscapes and pristine picnic spots.
Fly from Ottawa to Orlando-Melbourne and soak in this southern state of sand.
Fly from Ottawa to Orlando-Melbourne for small town charm right in the city centre. The downtown area offers quaint Orlando-Melbourne attractions, with a taste of local history.
Sunny weekends in the Sunshine State are great for visiting Downtown Orlando-Melbourne. You may just stroll into a street festival complete with live music, artisan vendors, and local art. You can satisfy your inner shopaholic at clothing and jewellery shops around the area.
On any day of the week, you’ll find coffee houses, restaurants, and bars featuring live music tempting both your taste buds and eardrums. Head to Strawbridge and New Haven Avenues for some of downtown’s best food options and speciality boutiques that attract tourists with unique crafts and souvenirs.
Art lovers seeking things to do in Orlando-Melbourne are sure to be entertained. At Brevard County’s longest running community theatre, the Melbourne Civic Theater, you’ll find a broad range of production from holiday specials, to Tony award-winning productions, to contemporary dramas.
Enjoy big production quality in an intimate venue at The Henegar Center for the Arts. This historic, neoclassical style building dates back to 1919 and is one of the county’s oldest buildings The Henegar Center also offers, tech talks, live music, and winter holiday shows.
If you prefer visual art over performance art, head for the halls of the LoPressionism Gallery and Fine Art Center. This unique gallery features pieces by both local and international artists. What truly sets it apart is the organization’s dedication to making visual and fine art accessible to all.
Fly from Ottawa to Orlando-Melbourne for a welcoming atmosphere as warm as Florida sunshine, and cultural attractions just minutes from the beach.
When you fly from Ottawa to Orlando-Melbourne, an easy hour and a half drive north brings you to the starting line in Daytona Beach. This famous destination is the birthplace of the Daytona 500, and a popular spot for American-style beach fun.
Along the boardwalk, you’ll find carnival attractions including rides and arcades. You might even bump into one of the frequent concerts held at the Daytona Beach Bandshell.
Bring your camera along to this oceanside city where you’ll find some favourite American attractions like Florida’s tallest lighthouse and the legendary Jackie Robinson Ballpark. After taking advantage of these photo ops, say cheese at the Southeast Museum of Photography where the changing exhibits are all about the exposure of contemporary international photography.
There’s more to see at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, from Cuban fine and folk art to the contemporary figures of the Abraham and Dorothy Frischer Sculpture Garden. The museum’s planetarium screens HD films starring the wonders of the cosmos, and it’s sure to leave visitors of all ages star struck.
Start your engines at Daytona Beach’s main attraction, the Daytona International Speedway. Established in 1959, this speedway has been a staple of NASCAR because of the prestigious and popular Daytona 500. Even after all those famous drivers have crossed the finish line, the famous track and surrounding grounds are almost always bustling with various racecar and motorcycle events.
Fly from Ottawa to Orlando-Melbourne and speed off to Daytona for wide white sandy beaches, carnival attractions, and high-speed fun.
Fly from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) to Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB), with a quick connection in Toronto. Ottawa to Orlando-Melbourne flight time is 3 hours and 40 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from Ottawa to Orlando-Melbourne is around 2,085 km / 1,295 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.
Porter’s check-in desk is on the third floor, in the departures area.
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) is about 10 km / 6 mi from downtown Ottawa.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Take the OC Transpo 97 Airport / Bayshore and Bells bus to the airport stop. The fare is $3.65 CAD.
Taxis to Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) from downtown cost about $35 CAD. Car service costs about $90 CAD.
Orlando-Melbourne International Airport (MLB) is about 5 km / 3 mi from downtown Melbourne, and a 10-minute drive from Interstate 95, putting central Florida’s activities in close reach.
The Melbourne Airport Express shuttle bus provides service from the airport to many hotels and resorts.
Take the Space Coast Area Transit 26 South Beach bus from the airport stop. The fare is $1.50 USD.
Car rental services are available across from baggage claim, in the arrivals area of Orlando-Melbourne International Airport (MLB).
Taxis to downtown cost about $15 USD.