31 days in Ocala & Merritt Island Itinerary

31 days in Ocala & Merritt Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida sightseeing planner

©
Make it your trip
Drive
1
Ocala
— 24 nights
Drive
2
Merritt Island
— 6 nights
Drive

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31

Ocala

— 24 nights
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gypsy Gold Horse Farm and Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Farm Tours of Ocala and Andy Romano Beachfront Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Augustine Beach (Lakeside Park, St. Augustine Beach, &more), St. Augustine (Walking tours, Flagler College, &more) and Gainesville (Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park, Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Vilano Beach, explore the world behind art at Appleton Museum of Art, hike along Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail, and admire the majestic nature at Ichetucknee Springs State Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ocala trip 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 a bit cooler nights in Ocala, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Merritt Island.

Things to do in Ocala

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Merritt Island

— 6 nights
Kids will appreciate attractions like NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Boat Tours & Water Sports. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Black Point Wildlife Drive and Helicopter Tours. Take a break from Merritt Island with a short trip to Hangar's Beach in Satellite Beach, about 2h 30 min away.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Merritt Island trip planner.

You can drive from Ocala to Merritt Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Ocala in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Merritt Island, with lows of 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Merritt Island

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips