31 days in Ocala & Bradenton Itinerary

31 days in Ocala & Bradenton Itinerary

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— 12 nights
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Bradenton
— 18 nights

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Ocala

Ocala ©
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 Farm Tours of Ocala. Venture out of the city with trips to Blue Heron River Tours Inc (in DeLand), St. Augustine (Mission of Nombre de Dios, St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine, &more) and Vilano Beach (in Vilano Beach). Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Alexander Springs Wilderness. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, explore by horseback at Young's Paso Fino Ranch, kick your exploration up a notch at Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours, and identify plant and animal life at Princess Place Preserve.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ocala driving holiday planner.

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. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Orlando in October since evenings lows in Ocala dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bradenton.

Things to do in Ocala

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Gypsy Gold Horse Farm ©
Gypsy Gold Horse Farm
Vilano Beach ©
Vilano Beach
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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Bradenton

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 Bean Point and De Soto National Memorial. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Crescent Beach 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: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, examine the collection at Bishop Museum Of Science And Nature, browse the exhibits of Manatee Village Historical Park, and kick back and relax at Stump Pass Beach State Park.

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

Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Crescent Beach ©
Crescent Beach
North Jetty Beach ©
North Jetty Beach

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