8 days in Cocoa, Orlando & Ocala Itinerary

8 days in Cocoa, Orlando & Ocala Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Orlando International Airport, Drive to Cocoa
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Cocoa
— 1 night
Drive
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Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ocala
— 2 nights
Fly to Fayetteville, Drive to Tulsa

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Cocoa

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the sky in a new way at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and then engage your brain at Space Shuttle Atlantis. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Space Coast Brews Cruise and then see the sky in a new way at Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cocoa trip itinerary tool.

Tulsa to Cocoa is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Tulsa in May; daily highs in Cocoa reach 84°F and lows reach 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Orlando.

Things to do in Cocoa

Museums · Childrens Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trip

Orlando

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Have a day of magic on the 3rd (Mon) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 6th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, pause for some serene contemplation at St James Roman Catholic Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cocoa to Orlando takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Orlando are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ocala.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ocala

— 2 nights
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of life in the country at Gypsy Gold Horse Farm, take in nature's colorful creations at Sholom Park, and then identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Rainforest.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ocala tour itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Orlando to Ocala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in May, Ocala is slightly colder at night with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ocala

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips