31 days in Ocala & Clearwater Itinerary

31 days in Ocala & Clearwater Itinerary

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Ocala
— 11 nights
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Clearwater
— 19 nights
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Ocala

— 11 nights
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gypsy Gold Horse Farm and Sholom Park. Bring the kids along to Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours and Ormond Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ocala: Ormond Beach (The Casements, Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail, &more), Vilano Beach (in Vilano Beach) and St. Augustine (Old City, National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios, &more). There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Petting Zoo Ocala, walk around Baseline Road Trailhead, snap pictures at Landbridge Trailhead, and ride a horse along Young's Paso Fino Ranch.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Ocala trip planning tool.

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, expect a bit cooler with lows of 62°F in Ocala. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Clearwater.

Things to do in Ocala

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Clearwater

— 19 nights

Fun and Sun for All

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pier 60 and Sand Key Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Beach Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Clearwater: Treasure Island Beach (in Treasure Island), Pass-a-Grille Beach, Florida (in St. Pete Beach) and Fort De Soto Park (in Tierra Verde). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nokomis Beach, discover the magic at Avatar Flight of Passage, and don't miss a visit to Tree of Life.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Clearwater trip builder site.

Getting from Ocala to Clearwater by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ocala in October since evenings lows in Clearwater dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips