15 days in Central Florida Itinerary

15 days in Central Florida Itinerary

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15 days in Central Florida Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h
1
Lakeland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ocala
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Orlando
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: London

4
nights
Lakeland

Lakeland ©
Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, located along Interstate 4 east of Tampa. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Highlands Hammock State Park and Lake Hollingsworth. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Morton and Circle B Bar Reserve. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Absolute Aqua Sports and examine the collection at The Polk County Historical Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Lakeland route tool .

London, UK to Lakeland is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Lakeland hover around 38°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ocala.

Things to do in Lakeland

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlands Hammock State Park, Absolute Aqua Sports, Polk County Historical Museum
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Circle B Bar Reserve ©
Circle B Bar Reserve
Highlands Hammock State Park ©
Highlands Hammock State Park
Lake Hollingsworth ©
Lake Hollingsworth

4
nights
Ocala

Ocala ©
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rainbow Springs State Park and Lake George. Take a break from the city and head to Rainbow River and Dade Battlefield State Park. Get out of town with these interesting Ocala side-trips: Kayaking & Canoeing (in Dunnellon) and Florida National Cemetery (in Bushnell). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Appleton Museum of Art, see the interesting displays at Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Ocala Downtown Square.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ocala route app .

Drive from Lakeland to Ocala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ocala are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Ocala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dunnellon, Bushnell, Lake George
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Rainbow Springs State Park ©
Rainbow Springs State Park
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park ©
Florida National Cemetery ©
Florida National Cemetery

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Eola Park and Balloon Rides. Get some cultural insight at International Drive and Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. When in Orlando, make a side trip to see Congo River Golf in Kissimmee, approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make an unforgettable trip to World of Disney, take a stroll through Old Town, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds, and get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Orlando trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ocala to Orlando in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kissimmee
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World of Disney ©
World of Disney
Congo River Golf ©
Congo River Golf

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