30 days in Ocala, Lakeland & Bradenton Itinerary

30 days in Ocala, Lakeland & Bradenton Itinerary

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Ocala
— 10 nights
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Lakeland
— 8 nights
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Bradenton
— 11 nights
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Ocala — 10 nights

Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Get out of town with these interesting Ocala side-trips: Ormond Beach (The Casements, Ormond Beach, &more), Crystal River (Three Sisters Springs & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Dunnellon (Blue Run of Dunnellon Park, Ross Prairie Trailhead, &more). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of life in the country at Gypsy Gold Horse Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Rainforest, stroll around Sholom Park, and stroll through Baseline Road Trailhead.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Ocala road trip site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Ocala. In September, daytime highs in Ocala are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Lakeland.
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Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

Lakeland — 8 nights

Explore Lakeland's surroundings by going to Lake Wales (Bok Tower Gardens & KICCO Wildlife Management Area), Aldermans Ford Park (in Lithia) and Legoland Florida Resort (in Winter Haven).

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Lakeland tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Ocala to Lakeland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Lakeland, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 72°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bradenton.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Theme Parks
Side Trips

Bradenton — 11 nights

Friendly City

Bradenton boasts a handful of historical buildings, but its real claim to fame is as the home of Tropicana Products and its quirky culture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bradenton: St. Petersburg (War Veterans' Memorial Park, Duncan McClellan Gallery, &more), Clearwater (Pier 60, Clearwater Beach, &more) and Fort Myers (Lakes Regional Park & Edison and Ford Winter Estates). There's lots more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, buy something for everyone on your list at St. Armands Circle, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bradenton vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Lakeland to Bradenton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September in Bradenton, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Side Trips