15 days in Central Florida Itinerary

15 days in Central Florida Itinerary

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15 days in Central Florida Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Orlando
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Lake Wales
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Ocala
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Manchester

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.
Do your shopping at The Mall at Millenia and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. Take a break from Orlando with a short trip to The Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio in Oviedo, about 30 minutes away. Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Discovery Cove. Have a day of magic on the 9th (Sun) at Walt Disney World Resort. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, buy something for everyone on your list at Disney Springs, get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, and discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip builder tool .

Manchester, UK to Orlando is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Orlando is minus 5 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in August: high temperatures in Orlando hover around 39°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Wales.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

The Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
The Mall at Millenia ©
The Mall at Millenia
Disney Springs ©
Disney Springs

3
nights
Lake Wales

Lake Wales ©
Thick with lush greenery, Lake Wales embodies "old" Florida.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lake Wales: Sebring (Lake Istokpoga, Sebring Downtown Historic District, & more) and The Arcadia Opera House (in Arcadia). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Bok Tower Gardens, identify plant and animal life at KICCO Wildlife Management Area, learn about winemaking at Fiddlers Ridge Farms & Winery, and see the interesting displays at Pinewood Estate.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Wales journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Lake Wales takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Ocala.

Things to do in Lake Wales

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sebring, The Arcadia Opera House
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Lake Istokpoga ©
Lake Istokpoga
The Arcadia Opera House ©
The Arcadia Opera House
Fiddlers Ridge Farms & Winery ©
Fiddlers Ridge Farms & Winery

4
nights
Ocala

Ocala ©
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Head to Grumbles House Antiques & Garden Shop and Earth Farefor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Dunnellon (Kayaking & Canoeing, Rainbow River, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of The Gypsy Gold Farm, get your game on at Monkey Junction Inc, do a tasting at The Corkscrew Winery, and stroll through Sholom Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ocala tour builder website .

You can drive from Lake Wales to Ocala in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ocala can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ocala

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Dunnellon
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Sholom Park ©
Sholom Park
Grumbles House Antiques & Garden Shop ©
The Corkscrew Winery ©
The Corkscrew Winery