8 days in Portage & Jacksonville Itinerary

8 days in Portage & Jacksonville Itinerary

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8 days in Portage & Jacksonville Itinerary

Start: Orlando, Florida
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Portage
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
Jacksonville
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Orlando, Florida

2
nights
Portage

Portage ©
Portage is a city in Portage Township, Porter County, in the U.S. On the 2nd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Chapel of the Resurrection. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Indiana Dunes State Park, then find something for the whole family at Silver Beach Carousel, and then take in the pleasant sights at Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Portage online trip itinerary builder .

Orlando to Portage is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Orlando to Portage, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Orlando in March, things will get much colder in Portage: highs are around 44°F and lows about 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Portage

Nature Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Horseshoe Hammond, Chapel of the Resurrection, Bachelor Grove Cemetery, Indiana Dunes State Park, Silver Beach Carousel
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Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk ©
Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk
Silver Beach Carousel ©
Silver Beach Carousel
Horseshoe Hammond ©
Horseshoe Hammond

4
nights
Jacksonville

Jacksonville ©
The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Family-friendly places like St. Augustine Beach and St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jacksonville: Fernandina Beach (The Maritime Museum of Amelia Island, Marlin & Barrel Distillery, & more) and St. Augustine (St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, Inc., Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, & more). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, let the kids burn off some steam at Ed Austin Regional Park, and appreciate the history behind Veterans Memorial Wall.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jacksonville trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Portage to Jacksonville. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Portage in March, you will find days in Jacksonville are warmer (73°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Amelia Island
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Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens ©
Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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