15 days in Central Florida Itinerary

15 days in Central Florida Itinerary

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15 days in Central Florida Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Orlando
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ocala
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Lake Wales
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  13​h
End: Dublin

8
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe and St James Roman Catholic Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and Gallery On First. Venture out of the city with trips to The Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio (in Oviedo) and Jeanine Taylor Folk Art (in Sanford). Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 12th (Wed) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at The Mall at Millenia, find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, get a taste of the local shopping with Timothy's Gallery, and discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando vacation planning website .

Dublin, Ireland to Orlando is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 5 hours. In June, Orlando is much hotter than Dublin - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ocala.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Winter Park, Sanford, Resurrection Catholic Church, The Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

3
nights
Ocala

Ocala ©
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Visit Florida National Cemetery and Dade Battlefield Historic State Park for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing and The Official Florida Flamingo Museum. Step out of Ocala to go to Dunnellon and see Grumbles House Antiques & Garden Shop, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Sholom Park, explore the world behind art at Appleton Museum of Art, do a tasting at The Corkscrew Winery, and experience rural life at Farm Tours of Ocala.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ocala trip builder tool .

Getting from Orlando to Ocala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Ocala can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Lake Wales.

Things to do in Ocala

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bushnell, Grumbles House Antiques & Garden Shop
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Florida National Cemetery ©
Florida National Cemetery
Sholom Park ©
Sholom Park
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park ©

2
nights
Lake Wales

Lake Wales ©
Thick with lush greenery, Lake Wales embodies "old" Florida.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Anne Shrine, see the interesting displays at Pinewood Estate, then look for all kinds of wild species at KICCO Wildlife Management Area, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Lake Wales Main Street. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at Military Sea Services Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at City Pier Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at L. B. Brown house.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lake Wales vacation maker .

You can drive from Ocala to Lake Wales in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Wales

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sebring, L. B. Brown house
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Pinewood Estate ©
Pinewood Estate
L. B. Brown house ©
L. B. Brown house
Military Sea Services Museum ©
Military Sea Services Museum

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