3 days in Ocala & Crystal River Itinerary

3 days in Ocala & Crystal River Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip itinerary planner

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Ocala
— 1 night
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Crystal River
— 1 night
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Ocala

— 1 night
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours, examine the collection at The Official Florida Flamingo Museum, learn more about the world around you at Florida Museum of Natural History, then admire the natural beauty at Butterfly Rainforest, and finally identify plant and animal life at University of Florida Bat House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Sholom Park, then wander the wide-open spaces of Gypsy Gold Horse Farm, then examine the collection at Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Brownwood Farmer's Market.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ocala trip itinerary planning site.

Orlando to Ocala is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Crystal River.

Things to do in Ocala

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Side Trips

Crystal River

— 1 night

The Gem of the Nature Coast

The jewel of Florida's Nature Coast, Crystal River spreads around spring-fed Kings Bay, known for maintaining a constant 22 C (72 F) temperature all year long.
On the 3rd (Thu), admire the majestic nature at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, take in the exciting artwork at Pepper Creek Pottery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Island Gulf Beach, then explore the activities along Three Sisters Springs, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Crystal River driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Ocala to Crystal River in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Crystal River

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips