31 days in Tallahassee & Gainesville Itinerary

31 days in Tallahassee & Gainesville Itinerary

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31 days in Tallahassee & Gainesville Itinerary

Start: Ocala, Florida
Drive:  3 h 15 min
1
Tallahassee
— 12 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Gainesville
— 18 nights
Drive:  45 min
End: Ocala, Florida

12
nights
Tallahassee

Tallahassee ©
Tallahassee is the capital of the U.S. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Panama City Beach and Mexico Beach. Kids will enjoy Dolphin & Whale Watching and St. Andrews State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tallahassee: Panama City Beach (Gulf World Marine Park, Pier Park, & more), Port Saint Joe (Cape San Blas & St. Joseph Peninsula State Park) and Wild Adventures Theme Park (in Valdosta). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Florida State University, take an in-depth tour of Florida Historic Capitol Museum, steep yourself in history at Knott House Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tallahassee day trip planning site .

Ocala to Tallahassee is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gainesville.

Things to do in Tallahassee

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Panama City Beach, Port Saint Joe, Wild Adventures Theme Park, San Marcos de Apalache Historic State Park, Mexico Beach
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Panama City Beach ©
Panama City Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
St. Andrews State Park ©
St. Andrews State Park

18
nights
Gainesville

Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida, United States, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gainesville: Jacksonville (Room Escape Games, Jacksonville Landing, & more), St. Augustine (World Golf Hall of Fame, Old City, & more) and Grumbles House Antiques & Garden Shop (in Dunnellon). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Sun) at Bob's River Place. The adventure continues: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the natural beauty at Butterfly Rainforest, immerse yourself in nature at Silver Springs State Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sholom Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gainesville day trip website .

You can drive from Tallahassee to Gainesville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in May, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Gainesville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ocala, Micanopy, Jacksonville, Crystal River, St. Augustine
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ichetucknee Springs State Park ©
Ichetucknee Springs State Park
Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo ©
Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

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