10 days in Ocala & Silver Springs Itinerary

10 days in Ocala & Silver Springs Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ocala
1
Ocala
— 6 nights
Drive:  15 min
2
Silver Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  15 min
End: Ocala

6
nights
Ocala

Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Relax by the water at Alfred McKethan Pine Island Park and Fort Island Gulf Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing and Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center. Get out of town with these interesting Ocala side-trips: Bushnell (Florida National Cemetery & Dade Battlefield Historic State Park), Gainesville (Florida Museum of Natural History, Butterfly Rainforest, &more) and Crystal River (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's lots more to do: wander the wide-open spaces of Gypsy Gold Horse Farm, contemplate the long history of The Howey Mansion, immerse yourself in nature at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, and examine the collection at The Official Florida Flamingo Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ocala attractions planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Ocala. July in Ocala sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Silver Springs.

Things to do in Ocala

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Gainesville, Crystal River, Bushnell, The Howey Mansion, Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Butterfly Rainforest ©
Butterfly Rainforest

3
nights
Silver Springs

Silver Springs ©
Silver Springs is an unincorporated community in Marion County, Florida, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wild Waters Waterpark. On the 24th (Wed), cool off at Wild Waters Waterpark, then contemplate the waterfront views at Silver Springs State Park, then identify plant and animal life at Juniper Springs Recreation Area, and finally admire the majestic nature at Blue Spring State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Stetson Mansion, see the interesting displays at Reptile Discovery Center, and then get engrossed in the history at Barberville Pioneer Settlement.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Silver Springs online road trip planner.

Silver Springs is just a short distance from Ocala. In July, daily temperatures in Silver Springs can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Silver Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

DeLand, Bluefield Estate Winery, Island Grove Wine Company Tasting House, Barberville Pioneer Settlement, Blue Spring State Park
Highlights from your plan
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Blue Spring State Park ©
Blue Spring State Park
Silver Springs State Park ©
Silver Springs State Park

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