19 days in Central Florida Itinerary

19 days in Central Florida Itinerary

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19 days in Central Florida Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Orlando
— 11 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ocala
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Lake Wales
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: London

11
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 some cultural sightseeing at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and International Drive. Get outdoors at Discovery Cove and Pirate's Cove Adventure Golf. Change things up with these side-trips from Orlando: Island Grove Wine Company at Formosa Gardens (in Kissimmee) and The Museum of Seminole County History (in Sanford). Have a day of magic on the 4th (Sat) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Universal Orlando Resort, try out the rides at Happily Ever After Fireworks, get engrossed in the history at Hannibal Square Heritage Center, and make an unforgettable trip to Epcot.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Orlando is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Orlando. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Orlando at 36°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ocala.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Winter Park, Kissimmee, The Museum of Seminole County History
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Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks

4
nights
Ocala

Ocala ©
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Escape the urban bustle at Sholom Park and Kayaking & Canoeing. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Florida National Cemetery and Dade Battlefield Historic State Park. When in Ocala, make a side trip to see Paquette's Historical Farmall Tractor Museum in Leesburg, approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore and take pictures at The Gypsy Gold Farm, brush up on your military savvy at Marion County Museum of History and Archaeology, get a taste of life in the country at Farm Tours of Ocala, and see the interesting displays at The Official Florida Flamingo Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ocala trip planner .

You can drive from Orlando to Ocala in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Orlando in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Ocala. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Wales.

Things to do in Ocala

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bushnell, Paquette's Historical Farmall Tractor Museum, Kayaking & Canoeing
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Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing ©
Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing
Sholom Park ©
Sholom Park
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park ©

2
nights
Lake Wales

Lake Wales ©
Thick with lush greenery, Lake Wales embodies "old" Florida.
On the 17th (Fri), examine the collection at Polk County Historical Museum, get engrossed in the history at L. B. Brown house, and then look for all kinds of wild species at KICCO Wildlife Management Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Highlands Hammock State Park, brush up on your military savvy at Military Sea Services Museum, and then examine the collection at Pinewood Estate.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Wales day trip site .

You can drive from Ocala to Lake Wales in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Wales

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bartow, Sebring
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Pinewood Estate ©
Pinewood Estate
Highlands Hammock State Park ©
Highlands Hammock State Park
L. B. Brown house ©
L. B. Brown house