8 days in Central Florida Itinerary

8 days in Central Florida Itinerary

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8 days in Central Florida Itinerary

Start: Detroit
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h 30​min
1
Lake Wales
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ocala
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: Detroit

1
night
Lake Wales

Lake Wales ©
Thick with lush greenery, Lake Wales embodies "old" Florida.
To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Wales trip planning app .

Detroit to Lake Wales is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Detroit in February, things will get much warmer in Lake Wales: highs are around 74°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Lake Wales

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Lakeland
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Fiddlers Ridge Farms & Winery ©
Fiddlers Ridge Farms & Winery

3
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 some historical perspective at Greenwood Cemetery and The Howey Mansion. Step out of Orlando with an excursion to Spas & Wellness in Mount Dora--about 44 minutes away. Pack the 18th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 20th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. The adventure continues: make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Lake Wales to Orlando takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In February in Orlando, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ocala.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

The Howey Mansion, Spas & Wellness
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Happily Ever After Fireworks ©
Happily Ever After Fireworks
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
Ocala

Ocala ©
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Visit Florida National Cemetery and Ocala Downtown Square for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ocala: Dade Battlefield Historic State Park (in Bushnell), Blue Run of Dunnellon Park (in Dunnellon) and Glenview (in Lady Lake). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at The Corkscrew Winery, explore and take pictures at The Gypsy Gold Farm, and stroll through Sholom Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ocala trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Ocala takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Ocala, with lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ocala

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bushnell, Blue Run of Dunnellon Park, Glenview
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Sholom Park ©
Sholom Park
Florida National Cemetery ©
Florida National Cemetery
The Corkscrew Winery ©
The Corkscrew Winery