26 days in Central Florida Itinerary

26 days in Central Florida Itinerary

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26 days in Central Florida Itinerary

Start: Rochester
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Ocala
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Lakeland
— 8 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Orlando
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Rochester

8
nights
Ocala

Ocala ©
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Venture out of the city with trips to Leesburg (Leesburg Public Library, Paquette's Historical Farmall Tractor Museum, & more), Dunnellon (Blue Run of Dunnellon Park, Grumbles House Antiques & Garden Shop, & more) and Florida National Cemetery (in Bushnell). There's still lots to do: get a taste of life in the country at Gypsy Gold Horse Farm, grab your bike and head to Baseline Road Trailhead, relax in the rural setting at Farm Tours of Ocala, and get your game on at Monkey Junction Inc.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ocala trip itinerary builder website .

Rochester to Ocala is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, Ocala is much hotter than Rochester - with highs of 75°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lakeland.

Things to do in Ocala

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Dunnellon, Leesburg, Florida National Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Gypsy Gold Horse Farm ©
Gypsy Gold Horse Farm
Farm Tours of Ocala ©
Farm Tours of Ocala
Sholom Park ©
Sholom Park

8
nights
Lakeland

Lakeland ©
Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, located along Interstate 4 east of Tampa. Explore Lakeland's surroundings by going to Winter Haven (Legoland Florida Resort & Stand-Up Paddleboarding), Sebring (Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring International Raceway, & more) and Lake Wales (Lake Wales Depot Museum & Cultural Center, Pinewood Estate, & more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Circle B Bar Reserve, get to know the fascinating history of Lake Mirror Historic Tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Hollingsworth, and don't miss a visit to Lake Mirror.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Lakeland tour builder .

You can drive from Ocala to Lakeland in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in March, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Orlando.

Things to do in Lakeland

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Winter Haven, Lake Wales, Sebring, Morgan Park
Highlights from your plan
Circle B Bar Reserve ©
Circle B Bar Reserve
Legoland Florida Resort ©
Legoland Florida Resort
Bok Tower Gardens ©
Bok Tower Gardens

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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, fun & games, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the magic at Walt Disney World Resort, get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort, laugh and play at Disney's Animal Kingdom, and make a trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planner .

You can take a bus from Lakeland to Orlando in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March in Orlando, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Tom West Blueberries
Highlights from your plan
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure