31 days in United States Itinerary

31 days in United States Itinerary

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Ocala
— 5 nights
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Lakeland
— 7 nights
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Crystal River
— 5 nights
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Gainesville
— 5 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 Silver Springs Kayaking LLC make great kid-friendly stops.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ocala trip itinerary maker site.

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 little chillier with lows of 62°F in Ocala. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Lakeland.

Things to do in Ocala

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

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

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Lakeland

Lakeland ©
Family-friendly places like Legoland Florida Resort and Circle B Bar Reserve will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Lakeland side-trips: Captain Fred's Airboat Nature Tours (in Lake Hamilton) and Giraffe Ranch (in Dade City).

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lakeland trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ocala to Lakeland takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lakeland are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. You will leave for Crystal River on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Lakeland

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Captain Fred's Airboat Nature Tours ©
Captain Fred's Airboat Nature Tours
Legoland Florida Resort ©
Legoland Florida Resort
Giraffe Ranch ©
Giraffe Ranch

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nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Salt River Outfitters will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Crystal River: Cedar Key (Down Home Adventures & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuge) and Spring Hill (Wildlife Survival Sanctuary & Weeki Wachee Springs State Park). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Three Sisters Springs, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, whizz through the canopy at Faith Haven CRC’s Florida Tree Top Adventure, and identify plant and animal life at Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Crystal River day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Lakeland to Crystal River takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Crystal River are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gainesville.

Things to do in Crystal River

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Survival Sanctuary ©
Wildlife Survival Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours

5
nights
Gainesville

Gainesville ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Butterfly Rainforest and Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo. Get out of town with these interesting Gainesville side-trips: Jacksonville (Museum of Southern History, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, &more), St. Augustine Wild Reserve (in St. Augustine) and Green Cove Springs (in Green Cove Springs).

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gainesville online trip planner.

Drive from Crystal River to Gainesville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in October, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Gainesville

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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St. Augustine Wild Reserve ©
St. Augustine Wild Reserve
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.
Visit Beach at Daytona Beach and Andy Romano Beachfront Park for some beach relaxation. Kids will enjoy St. Augustine Beach and The Fishing Guy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Daytona Beach: Lakeside Park (in Saint Augustine Beach), Harry and Hariette Moore Memorial Park (in Mims) and St. Augustine (High Tide Gallery Art & Gifts, St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, &more). There's still lots to do: look and learn at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hangar's Beach, join the crowd at Daytona International Speedway, and brush up on your military savvy at Veterans Museum & Education Center.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Daytona Beach road trip planning website.

Getting from Gainesville to Daytona Beach by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Gainesville in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Daytona Beach, with lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex ©
NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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