13 days in Central Florida Itinerary

13 days in Central Florida Itinerary

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13 days in Central Florida Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Arcadia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Lake Wales
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Orlando
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ocala
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
night
Arcadia

Arcadia ©
Arcadia is a city and county seat of DeSoto County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lions, Tigers & Bears, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brownville Park, and then take a peaceful walk through Morgan Park.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Arcadia trip itinerary planner.

Newark to Arcadia is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark in March, things will get warmer in Arcadia: highs are around 80°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lake Wales.

Things to do in Arcadia

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Morgan Park ©
Morgan Park
Brownville Park ©
Brownville Park

2
nights
Lake Wales

Lake Wales ©
Thick with lush greenery, Lake Wales embodies "old" Florida.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at KICCO Wildlife Management Area, then immerse yourself in nature at Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Bok Tower Gardens. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Sebring Downtown Historic District, then kick back and relax at City Pier Beach, and then immerse yourself in nature at Highlands Hammock State Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lake Wales online route planner .

Drive from Arcadia to Lake Wales in 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Lake Wales can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Lake Wales

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Sebring, Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park
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Bok Tower Gardens ©
Bok Tower Gardens
Highlands Hammock State Park ©
Highlands Hammock State Park

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Escape Game Orlando and ICON Orlando. Pack the 23rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 25th (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, take a stroll through International Drive, and don't miss a visit to Tree of Life.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planner.

Drive from Lake Wales to Orlando in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in March, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ocala.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Beaches
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
International Drive ©
International Drive
The Escape Game Orlando ©
The Escape Game Orlando

4
nights
Ocala

Ocala ©
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Get outdoors at Yearling Trail and Rainbow Springs State Park. Explore hidden gems such as Santos - Belleview Trail and Kayaking & Canoeing. Step out of Ocala with an excursion to Blue Run of Dunnellon Park in Dunnellon--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Juniper Prairie Wilderness, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meadowbrook Church, play a few rounds at Baseline Golf Course, and take in nature's colorful creations at Sholom Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ocala road trip planning website .

Getting from Orlando to Ocala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Ocala, with lows around 50°F. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ocala

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Dunnellon, Yearling Trail
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Yearling Trail ©
Yearling Trail
Rainbow Springs State Park ©
Rainbow Springs State Park
Sholom Park ©
Sholom Park

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