17 days in Central Florida & Golden Isles of Georgia Itinerary

17 days in Central Florida & Golden Isles of Georgia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States route planner

Make it your trip
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Orlando
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ocala
— 5 nights
Drive
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Jekyll Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Saint Simons Island
— 3 nights
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Orlando

— 6 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Have a day of magic on the 21st (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 23rd (Sat) at Disney's Animal Kingdom. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, take in nature's colorful creations at Harry P. Leu Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Timothy's Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando vacation planning app.

Atlanta to Orlando is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Atlanta in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Orlando: highs are around 71°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ocala.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ocala

— 5 nights
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ocala: Paquette's Historical Farmall Tractor Museum (in Leesburg), Grumbles House Antiques & Garden Shop (in Dunnellon) and The Villages (Brownwood Paddock Square, Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center, &more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Sholom Park, do a tasting at Katya Vineyards, play a few rounds at Country Club Of Ocala, and experience rural life at Farm Tours of Ocala.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ocala trip website.

You can drive from Orlando to Ocala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Orlando in January, expect little chillier with lows of 45°F in Ocala. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to drive to Jekyll Island.

Things to do in Ocala

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Jekyll Island

— 2 nights
A vacation on Jekyll Island allows visitors to discover the lifestyle of American aristocrats from the 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): explore the landscape on two wheels at Jekyll Island Trail System, then pause for some serene contemplation at Faith Chapel, and then visit Jekyll Island Historic District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum, identify plant and animal life at Georgia Sea Turtle Center, then steep yourself in history at Horton House, and finally stroll through Driftwood Beach.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Jekyll Island trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Ocala to Jekyll Island by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Traveling from Ocala in January, you will find days in Jekyll Island are little chillier (61°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Saint Simons Island.

Things to do in Jekyll Island

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Neighborhoods

Saint Simons Island

— 3 nights
St. Saint Simons Island is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church, get engrossed in the history at Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St Simons Presbyterian Church, and go for a stroll along the water at Brunswick Landing Marina.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Saint Simons Island journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Jekyll Island to Saint Simons Island takes an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saint Simons Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Central Florida travel guide

4.2
Disney Parks & Activities · Theme Parks · Water Parks
Central Florida attracts visitors with its subtropical climate, sandy beaches, theme parks, golf courses, and world-famous stock-car races. This part of the state is also home to numerous natural springs, many of which run through protected state parks and provide ideal natural locations for picnicking and spotting indigenous manatees and alligators. Central Florida boasts two coastlines, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that seafood is extremely popular in these parts. Tasting the local cuisine of fresh clams, lobster, mahi mahi, grouper, and yellowfin tuna is definitely one of the things to do. In addition to being a vacation hub, the central parts of Florida also house some of the country's top medical research and high-tech manufacturing facilities.

Golden Isles of Georgia travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Dolphin & Whale Watching