13 days in Central Florida Itinerary

13 days in Central Florida Itinerary

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13 days in Central Florida Itinerary

Start: St. John's
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Ocala
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Orlando
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Lakeland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: St. John's

4
nights
Ocala

Ocala ©
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park and Royal Manor Winery. Shop till you drop at Franklin Anderson Gallery and Brownwood Farmer's Market. Change things up with these side-trips from Ocala: Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center (in The Villages), Island Grove Winery (in Hawthorne) and Crystal River (Coastal Heritage Museum & Scuba & Snorkeling). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Florida Artists Gallery, stroll through Alfred McKethan Pine Island Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Sholom Park, and admire the majestic nature at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ocala online journey planner .

St. John's, Canada to Ocala is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Newfoundland Standard Time (NST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 1 hour. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from St. John's in April, with highs in Ocala at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Ocala

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Crystal River, Hawthorne, Royal Manor Winery, Brownwood Farmer's Market, Pepper Creek Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sholom Park ©
Sholom 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.
Get in touch with nature at Disney's Animal Kingdom and Discovery Cove. Get a sense of the local culture at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Duncan McClellan Gallery. Explore Orlando's surroundings by going to Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Canaveral) and St. Petersburg (Spa Beach Park & Jon Hair Monumental Sculpture). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort, have some family-friendly fun at Nomadic, enjoy some diversion at Gods & Monsters, and take in a show at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ocala to Orlando in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ocala in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Orlando, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Lakeland.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, Fishing Charters & Tours, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

2
nights
Lakeland

Lakeland ©
Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, located along Interstate 4 east of Tampa. On the 1st (Fri), look for gifts at Brandon Farms, browse the fresh offerings at Parkesdale Farm Market, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Circle B Bar Reserve.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lakeland online trip builder .

You can take a bus from Orlando to Lakeland in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Lakeland can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lakeland

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Parkesdale Farm Market, The Barn Antiques, Brandon Farms
Highlights from your plan
Parkesdale Farm Market ©
Parkesdale Farm Market
Circle B Bar Reserve ©
Circle B Bar Reserve
The Barn Antiques ©
The Barn Antiques

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