36 days in Central Florida Itinerary

36 days in Central Florida Itinerary

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36 days in Central Florida Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Orlando
— 16 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Lakeland
— 10 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Ocala
— 9 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Toronto

16
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Panther Lake Golf Course (in Winter Garden), Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Kissimmee) and Green Acres Fernery & Citrus (in Yalaha). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure, laugh and play at Discovery Cove, make an unforgettable trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and add some entertainment to your itinerary with Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando driving holiday planner .

Toronto, Canada to Orlando is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Toronto in February, expect Orlando to be much hotter, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Lakeland.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Apopka, Winter Park, Kissimmee, Panther Lake Golf Course, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park

10
nights
Lakeland

Lakeland ©
Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, located along Interstate 4 east of Tampa. Change things up with these side-trips from Lakeland: Lake Wales (KICCO Wildlife Management Area, Bok Tower Gardens, &more), Florida Firearms Adventures (in Fort Meade) and Morgan Park (in Arcadia). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Circle B Bar Reserve, cool off at Legoland Florida Resort, explore the landscape on two wheels at University Boulevard/Research Way Trails, and get to know the fascinating history of Lake Mirror Historic Tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lakeland trip builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Orlando to Lakeland takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in February, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ocala.

Things to do in Lakeland

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Auburndale, Highlands Hammock State Park, Morgan Park
Highlights from your plan
Circle B Bar Reserve ©
Circle B Bar Reserve
Legoland Florida Resort ©
Legoland Florida Resort
Bok Tower Gardens ©
Bok Tower Gardens

9
nights
Ocala

Ocala ©
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Explore Ocala's surroundings by going to Sunnyhill Restoration Area (in Umatilla), The Villages (Ancient Olive & Eisenhower Regional Recreation Center) and Leesburg (Venetian Gardens Park, Bourlay Historic Nature Park, &more). The adventure continues: get a taste of life in the country at Gypsy Gold Horse Farm, make a trip to Adena Club, play a few rounds at Baseline Golf Course, and snap pictures at Landbridge Trailhead.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ocala travel route builder app .

You can drive from Lakeland to Ocala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ocala

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Leesburg, The Villages, Bushnell, Carney Island Recreation & Conservation Area, Blue Run of Dunnellon Park
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Gypsy Gold Horse Farm ©
Gypsy Gold Horse Farm
Farm Tours of Ocala ©
Farm Tours of Ocala
Sholom Park ©
Sholom Park