6 days in Ocala & Rockford Itinerary

6 days in Ocala & Rockford Itinerary

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Ocala ©
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ocala: Crystal River (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Scuba & Snorkeling), Stetson Mansion (in DeLand) and Old Homosassa Veteran's Memorial (in Homosassa). Next up on the itinerary: wander the wide-open spaces of Gypsy Gold Horse Farm, admire the natural beauty at Sholom Park, see the interesting displays at Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, and take in the views from Landbridge Trailhead.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Ocala driving holiday planning site.

Chicago to Ocala is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chicago to Ocala. When traveling from Chicago in November, plan for much warmer days in Ocala, with highs around °F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Rockford.

Things to do in Ocala

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Crystal River, Stetson Mansion, Old Homosassa Veteran's Memorial
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Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
Gypsy Gold Horse Farm ©
Gypsy Gold Horse Farm
Scuba & Snorkeling


Rockford ©
Rockford is the third largest city in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): have fun and explore at Discovery Center Museum, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Severson Dells Nature Center, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Anderson Japanese Gardens. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden, thensee the interesting displays at Camp Grant Museum, and then stroll around Sinnissippi Park.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rockford tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Ocala to Rockford by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ocala to Rockford is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Ocala in November, expect Rockford to be cooler, temps between °F and °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Rockford

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Anderson Japanese Gardens ©
Anderson Japanese Gardens
Discovery Center Museum ©
Discovery Center Museum
Sinnissippi Park ©
Sinnissippi Park