22 days in Central Florida Itinerary

22 days in Central Florida Itinerary

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22 days in Central Florida Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Orlando
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lake Wales
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Arcadia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ocala
— 6 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Manchester

9
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like International Drive and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. Do some cultural sightseeing at Timothy's Gallery and Madame Tussauds Orlando. Change things up with these side-trips from Orlando: Lakeland (Circle B Bar Reserve & Holloway Park), Kissimmee (Osceola Schools Environmental Study Center & Twin Oaks Conservation) and Crooked River Preserve (in Clermont). Next up on the itinerary: try out the rides at World of Disney, tee off at Mission Inn Golf Resort, test your problem-solving skills at The Escape Game Orlando, and get some jogging in at Cross Seminole Trail.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Orlando day trip planning app .

Manchester, UK to Orlando is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Manchester to Orlando due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in February, things will get warmer in Orlando: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Lake Wales.

Things to do in Orlando

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lakeland, Kissimmee, Oviedo, ChampionsGate Country Club, Marshall Hampton Reserve
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Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets ©
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets
Circle B Bar Reserve ©
Circle B Bar Reserve
The Florida Mall ©
The Florida Mall

3
nights
Lake Wales

Lake Wales ©
Thick with lush greenery, Lake Wales embodies "old" Florida.
Pinewood Estate and Lake Wales Main Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as KICCO Wildlife Management Area and Highlands Hammock State Park. Go for a jaunt from Lake Wales to Sebring to see City Pier Beach about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Bok Tower Gardens, immerse yourself in nature at Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park, and examine the collection at Lake Wales Depot Museum & Cultural Center.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lake Wales online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Lake Wales takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. February in Lake Wales sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Arcadia.

Things to do in Lake Wales

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Sebring, Allen David Broussard Catfish Creek Preserve State Park
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Bok Tower Gardens ©
Bok Tower Gardens
Highlands Hammock State Park ©
Highlands Hammock State Park

2
nights
Arcadia

Arcadia ©
Arcadia is a city and county seat of DeSoto County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): browse for treasures at The Arcadia Opera House, then delve into the lush surroundings at Morgan Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Lions, Tigers & Bears. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on Seminole Wind AirBoat Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Istokpoga.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Arcadia trip planner .

Getting from Lake Wales to Arcadia by car takes about 1.5 hours. February in Arcadia sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Ocala.

Things to do in Arcadia

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Lake Istokpoga
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Lake Istokpoga ©
Lake Istokpoga
The Arcadia Opera House ©
The Arcadia Opera House

6
nights
Ocala

Ocala ©
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sunnyhill Restoration Area and Yearling Trail. Get a sense of the local culture at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park and The Corkscrew Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Ocala: Ocala National Forest (in Umatilla), Blue Run of Dunnellon Park (in Dunnellon) and Flat Island Preserve (in Leesburg). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Juniper Prairie Wilderness, stroll through Sholom Park, trek along Santos - Belleview Trail, and play a few rounds at Stone Creek Golf Club.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ocala trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Arcadia to Ocala takes 3 hours. Traveling from Arcadia in February, expect Ocala to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ocala

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Umatilla, Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, Flat Island Preserve, Yearling Trail, Blue Run of Dunnellon Park
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Ocala National Forest ©
Ocala National Forest
Juniper Prairie Wilderness ©
Juniper Prairie Wilderness
Sholom Park ©
Sholom Park