5 days in Lake City & Gainesville Itinerary

5 days in Lake City & Gainesville Itinerary

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5 days in Lake City & Gainesville Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Gainesville
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
Lake City

Lake City ©
Lake City is the county seat of Columbia County, Florida, United States. On the 19th (Tue), take a memorable drive along Osceola National Forest and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Halpatter Brewing Company.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lake City driving holiday planner .

Newark to Lake City is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark in November, expect Lake City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 73°F and 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gainesville.

Things to do in Lake City

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Osceola National Forest
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Osceola National Forest ©
Osceola National Forest
Halpatter Brewing Company ©
Halpatter Brewing Company

3
nights
Gainesville

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). Explore Gainesville's surroundings by going to Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park (in Homosassa Springs) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Crystal River). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Butterfly Rainforest, walk around Cellon Oak Park, look for all kinds of wild species at University of Florida Bat House, and learn more about the world around you at Florida Museum of Natural History.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gainesville trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Lake City to Gainesville takes an hour. In November, daytime highs in Gainesville are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gainesville

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Butterfly Rainforest ©
Butterfly Rainforest
Florida Museum of Natural History ©
Florida Museum of Natural History
Scuba & Snorkeling

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