8 days in Central Florida Itinerary

8 days in Central Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Central Florida Itinerary

Start: New York City
+3
Bus + Fly + Foot + Bus:  7​h 30​min
1
Lakeland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ocala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Orlando
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Lakeland

Lakeland ©
Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, located along Interstate 4 east of Tampa. To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lakeland trip planner .

New York City to Lakeland is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In February, Lakeland is much warmer than New York City - with highs of 73°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ocala.

Things to do in Lakeland

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bok Tower Gardens
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Circle B Bar Reserve ©
Circle B Bar Reserve
Bok Tower Gardens ©
Bok Tower Gardens

1
night
Ocala

Ocala ©
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. On the 5th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of The Gypsy Gold Farm and then stroll through Sholom Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ocala trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Lakeland to Ocala takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Lakeland in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ocala, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Ocala

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Gypsy Gold Horse Farm ©
Gypsy Gold Horse Farm
Sholom Park ©
Sholom Park

4
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.
Pack the 6th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 9th (Fri) at Magic Kingdom Park. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, meet the residents at SeaWorld Orlando, and laugh and play at Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Orlando trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ocala to Orlando takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ocala in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 55°F in Orlando. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure
SeaWorld ©
SeaWorld
Magic Kingdom Park ©
Magic Kingdom Park

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