16 days in Central Florida Itinerary

16 days in Central Florida Itinerary

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16 days in Central Florida Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Orlando
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ocala
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Astor
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Sebring
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Dallas

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.
Attractions like World of Disney and Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park make great kid-friendly stops. Appreciate the collections at Madame Tussauds and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. The adventure continues: get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Premium Outlets - Vineland Avenue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando, and browse the different shops at The Florida Mall.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Orlando online holiday planner .

Dallas to Orlando is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Orlando can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Ocala.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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5
nights
Ocala

Ocala ©
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sholom Park and Florida National Cemetery. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Corkscrew Winery and Appleton Museum of Art. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ocala: Leesburg (Emeralda Marsh Conservation Area & Paquette's Historical Farmall Tractor Museum) and Dade Battlefield Historic State Park (in Bushnell). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Juniper Prairie Wilderness, examine the collection at Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, get to know the fascinating history of Ocala Downtown Square, and play a few rounds at Baseline Golf Course.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ocala tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Orlando to Ocala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Ocala are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Astor.

Things to do in Ocala

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Leesburg, Bushnell
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Sholom Park ©
Sholom Park
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park ©
Florida National Cemetery ©
Florida National Cemetery

2
nights
Astor

Astor ©
Astor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lake County, Florida, United States, located on the west side of the St. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): stop by Peddler's Wagon and then take a peaceful walk through Ocala National Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake George.

To find out how to plan a trip to Astor, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Ocala to Astor takes an hour. In September in Astor, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 72°F at night. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sebring.

Things to do in Astor

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Peddler's Wagon, Ocala National Forest
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Peddler's Wagon ©
Peddler's Wagon

2
nights
Sebring

Sebring ©
Sebring is a city in Highlands County, Florida, United States, nicknamed "The City on the Circle", in reference to Circle Drive, the center of the Sebring Downtown Historic District. On the 14th (Fri), kick back and relax at City Pier Beach and then explore the activities along Lake Istokpoga. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Lake Wales Depot Museum & Cultural Center and then examine the collection at Polk County Historical Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sebring tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Astor to Sebring in 3 hours. In September in Sebring, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sebring

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Polk County Historical Museum, Lake Wales History Museum
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Lake Istokpoga ©
Lake Istokpoga
Polk County Historical Museum ©
Polk County Historical Museum
Lake Wales History Museum ©
Lake Wales History Museum