31 days in Ocala & Clearwater Itinerary

31 days in Ocala & Clearwater Itinerary

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Clearwater
— 19 nights
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Ocala

Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ormond Beach and Alexander Springs Wilderness. Bring the kids along to Gypsy Gold Horse Farm and Farm Tours of Ocala. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ocala: Vilano Beach (in Vilano Beach), Ormond Beach (The Casements, Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail, &more) and St. Augustine (Old City, Mission of Nombre de Dios, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Sholom Park, stroll through Young's Paso Fino Ranch, identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Rainforest, and don't miss a visit to Fort King Site.

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 take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. 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

Highlights from your trip
Ormond Beach ©
Must see
Ormond Beach
4.7
Vilano Beach ©
Beach
Vilano Beach
4.2
Florida Museum of Natural History ©
Natural History Museum
Florida Museum of Natural History
4.8

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Clearwater

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 Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Sand Key Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Treasure Island Beach and Bean Point. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Clearwater: Fort De Soto Park (in Tierra Verde), Pass-a-Grille (in St. Pete Beach) and St. Petersburg (Chihuly Collection, Vinoy Park, &more). Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Celebration Station. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Coquina Beach, stroll through Turtle Beach, make a trip to Tree of Life, and discover the magic at Avatar Flight of Passage.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Clearwater online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ocala to Clearwater takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Ocala in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Clearwater, with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Bean Point ©
Must see
Bean Point
4.8
Crescent Beach ©
Must see
Crescent Beach
4.7

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