31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Ocala
— 5 nights
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Lakeland
— 5 nights
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Crystal River
— 5 nights
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Gainesville
— 7 nights
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Daytona Beach
— 8 nights

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Ocala

Ocala ©
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Attractions like Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours and Lake Dora make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with Silver Springs Kayaking LLC.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Ocala road trip 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. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Orlando in October since evenings lows in Ocala dip to 62°F. On the 6th (Tue), you're off to Lakeland.

Things to do in Ocala

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours ©
Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours
Silver Springs Kayaking LLC ©
Silver Springs Kayaking LLC
Lake Dora ©
Lake Dora

5
nights
Lakeland

Lakeland ©
Kids will enjoy Legoland Florida Resort and Captain Fred's Airboat Nature Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lakeland: Lake Wales (Struthers' Honey & Bok Tower Gardens) and Off-Road Tours (in Clermont).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lakeland itinerary builder app.

Drive from Ocala to Lakeland in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Lakeland sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Crystal River.

Things to do in Lakeland

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Captain Fred's Airboat Nature Tours ©
Captain Fred's Airboat Nature Tours
Legoland Florida Resort ©
Legoland Florida Resort
Common Ground Park ©
Common Ground Park

5
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Crystal River

The Gem of the Nature Coast

The jewel of Florida's Nature Coast, Crystal River spreads around spring-fed Kings Bay, known for maintaining a constant 22 C (72 F) temperature all year long.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Crystal River: Southern Skies Ranch (in Weeki Wachee), Spring Hill (Nature Coast Botanical Gardens & Nursery & Weeki Wachee Springs State Park) and Brooksville (JG Ranch & Withlacoochee State Forest). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Three Sisters Springs, trek along Felburn Park Trailhead, contemplate the long history of Crystal River Archaeological State Park, and whizz through the canopy at Faith Haven CRC’s Florida Tree Top Adventure.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Crystal River trip site.

Drive from Lakeland to Crystal River in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Crystal River, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gainesville.

Things to do in Crystal River

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature Coast Botanical Gardens & Nursery ©
Nature Coast Botanical Gardens & Nursery
Southern Skies Ranch ©
Southern Skies Ranch

7
nights
Gainesville

Gainesville ©
Family-friendly places like Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation and Butterfly Rainforest will thrill your kids. Explore Gainesville's surroundings by going to Dudley Farm Historic State Park (in Newberry), St. Augustine Wild Reserve (in St. Augustine) and Green Cove Springs (in Green Cove Springs).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gainesville trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Crystal River to Gainesville in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Gainesville are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Gainesville

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens ©
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

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Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©

The World's Most Famous Beach

The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Kids will appreciate attractions like NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Beach at Daytona Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Daytona Beach side-trips: Titusville (Chain of Lakes Park & Parrish Park), St. Augustine (St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, Flagler College, &more) and Merritt Island (Space Shuttle Atlantis & Jump Right In Flyboarding). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with The Fishing Guy, get engrossed in the history at Cici & Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, brush up on your military savvy at Veterans Museum & Education Center, and join the crowd at Daytona International Speedway.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Daytona Beach trip builder website.

Drive from Gainesville to Daytona Beach in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Daytona Beach when traveling from Gainesville in October, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex ©
NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Space Shuttle Atlantis ©
Space Shuttle Atlantis
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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