6 days in Lake City & Gainesville Itinerary

6 days in Lake City & Gainesville Itinerary

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6 days in Lake City & Gainesville Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
1
Lake City
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Gainesville
— 4 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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): cruise along Osceola National Forest and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Webb's Antique Mall.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lake City journey website .

Newark to Lake City is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Newark in November, things will get a bit warmer in Lake City: highs are around 73°F and lows about 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough 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
Webb's Antique Mall ©
Webb's Antique Mall

4
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). Do your shopping at Brownwood Farmer's Market and River Run Olive Oil Company. Stetson Mansion and Florida Artists Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gainesville: Franklin Anderson Gallery (in Crystal River) and Funny Farm Alpacas (in Lecanto). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Rainforest, contemplate the long history of Thomas Center, admire the masterpieces at Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, and stroll around A Nan Buddhist Statue Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gainesville itinerary builder .

Drive from Lake City to Gainesville in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 52°F. On the 23rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gainesville

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Stetson Mansion, Brownwood Farmer's Market, Franklin Anderson Gallery, Funny Farm Alpacas, Florida Artists Gallery
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Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Florida Museum of Natural History ©
Florida Museum of Natural History
Florida Artists Gallery ©
Florida Artists Gallery

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