31 days in Ocala & Bradenton Itinerary

31 days in Ocala & Bradenton Itinerary

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Ocala
— 12 nights
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Bradenton
— 18 nights
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Ocala

— 12 nights
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Visit Andy Romano Beachfront Park and St. Augustine Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Gypsy Gold Horse Farm and Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Augustine (National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios, St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine, &more), Vilano Beach (in Vilano Beach) and Blue Heron River Tours Inc (in DeLand). The adventure continues: get a taste of life in the country at Farm Tours of Ocala, ride a horse along Young's Paso Fino Ranch, take a pleasant ride with Cactus Jack's Trail Rides, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Petting Zoo Ocala.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Ocala route planner.

Orlando to Ocala is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Ocala, with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bradenton.

Things to do in Ocala

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Bradenton

— 18 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Robinson Nature Preserve and De Soto National Memorial. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bean Point and Turtle Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Venice (Venice Beach, Venice Fishing Pier, &more), Nokomis Beach (in Nokomis) and North Jetty Beach (in Casey Key). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Crescent Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Riverwalk, get engrossed in the history at Manatee Village Historical Park, and kick back and relax at Coquina Beach.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bradenton route maker app.

Traveling by car from Ocala to Bradenton takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ocala in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in Bradenton. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Bradenton

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips