12 days in Central Florida & St. Augustine Itinerary

12 days in Central Florida & St. Augustine Itinerary

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12 days in Central Florida & St. Augustine Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Orlando
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lake Wales
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mount Dora
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
St. Augustine
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Newark

few
hours
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.
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Newark to Orlando is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In June, Orlando is somewhat warmer than Newark - with highs of 91°F and lows of 73°F. On the 29th (Sat), you're off toLake Wales.

Things to do in Orlando

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Lake Wales

Lake Wales ©
Thick with lush greenery, Lake Wales embodies "old" Florida.
On the 30th (Sun), stop by Struthers' Honey, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bok Tower Gardens, then explore and take pictures at Spook Hill, and finally examine the collection at Pinewood Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Circle B Bar Reserve and then immerse yourself in nature at Lake Kissimmee State Park.

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Drive from Orlando to Lake Wales in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Lake Wales sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Mount Dora.

Things to do in Lake Wales

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Circle B Bar Reserve
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Bok Tower Gardens ©
Bok Tower Gardens
Lake Kissimmee State Park ©
Lake Kissimmee State Park
Circle B Bar Reserve ©
Circle B Bar Reserve

5
nights
Mount Dora

Mount Dora ©
Mount Dora is a U.S. Mermaid Juice has been added to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Stetson Mansion and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Visit Florida National Cemetery and St. Peter Catholic Church for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mount Dora: Gen. James A. Van Fleet State Trail (in Polk City) and Blue Spring State Park (in Orange City). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, take an in-depth tour of Mount Dora Historical Society Museum, explore the activities along Lake Dora, and view the masterpieces at Artisans on Fifth.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mount Dora vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Mount Dora takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. June in Mount Dora sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to St. Augustine.

Things to do in Mount Dora

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

DeLand, Florida National Cemetery, Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, Hidden Waters Preserve, Gen. James A. Van Fleet State Trail
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Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Florida National Cemetery ©
Florida National Cemetery
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church ©
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

2
nights
St. Augustine

St. Augustine ©
SAINT AUGUSTINE | PONTE VEDRA on Florida's Historic Coast The Nation's oldest city (est. Keep things going the next day: stroll through St. Augustine Beach, visit a coastal fixture at St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at St. Augustine Distillery.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mount Dora to St. Augustine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Beach at Daytona Beach
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St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach
Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine ©

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