15 days in Ocala, Daytona Beach & Melbourne Itinerary

15 days in Ocala, Daytona Beach & Melbourne Itinerary

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Ocala
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Daytona Beach
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Melbourne
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Ocala — 2 nights

Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Kids will appreciate attractions like Farm Tours of Ocala and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ocala: Crystal River (Crystal River & Salt River Outfitters). There's lots more to do: stroll around Sholom Park, get a taste of life in the country at Gypsy Gold Horse Farm, play a few rounds at Country Club Of Ocala, and see the interesting displays at Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ocala vacation planner.

Orlando to Ocala is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Daytona Beach.
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Daytona Beach — 6 nights

The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Beach at Daytona Beach and Lighthouse Point Park. Kids will appreciate attractions like St. Augustine Beach and St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc.. Explore Daytona Beach's surroundings by going to St. Augustine (St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, Flagler College, &more) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in New Smyrna Beach). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mary Bethune Home, join the crowd at Daytona International Speedway, enjoy the sand and surf at Ormond Beach, and appreciate the history behind Jackie Robinson Ballpark and Statue.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Daytona Beach travel planner.

You can drive from Ocala to Daytona Beach in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Daytona Beach can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 6 nights

Melbourne is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cocoa Beach and Bicentennial Beach Park. Attractions like Brevard Zoo and Sea Turtle Preservation Society Melbourne Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Cocoa Beach (Room Escape Games, Cocoa Beach Pier, &more), Fishing Charters & Tours (in Port Canaveral) and Merritt Island (La Bella Spa, NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sebastian Inlet State Park, take in the exciting artwork at Derek Gores Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Barrier Island Sanctuary, and browse for treasures at Wildwood Antique Mall of Melbourne.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Daytona Beach to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.
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