10 days in Central Florida Itinerary

10 days in Central Florida Itinerary

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10 days in Central Florida Itinerary

Start: Detroit
+2
Bus + Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
1
Ocala
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Orlando
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Lake Wales
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Ocala

Ocala ©
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ocala travel route planning website .

Detroit to Ocala is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Detroit in May; daily highs in Ocala reach 87°F and lows reach 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Ocala

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dunnellon
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Rainbow Springs State Park ©
Rainbow Springs State Park

6
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Attractions like Walt Disney World Resort and SeaWorld Orlando make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. Have a day of magic on the 13th (Mon) at Magic Kingdom Park. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks, stroll through Discovery Cove, and stop by MacroBaby.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Orlando day trip planning tool .

Drive from Ocala to Orlando in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ocala in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Orlando, with lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Lake Wales.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

1
night
Lake Wales

Lake Wales ©
Thick with lush greenery, Lake Wales embodies "old" Florida.
On the 15th (Wed), examine the collection at Pinewood Estate and then look for all kinds of wild species at KICCO Wildlife Management Area.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lake Wales online itinerary planner .

Drive from Orlando to Lake Wales in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in May, plan for little chillier nights in Lake Wales, with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Wales

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Pinewood Estate ©
Pinewood Estate

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