31 days in Central Florida Itinerary

31 days in Central Florida Itinerary

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Orlando
— 20 nights
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Ocala
— 5 nights
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Lake Wales
— 2 nights
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Okeechobee
— 3 nights
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Orlando

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.
Visit Discovery Cove and Dan Tarrell Memorial Point for some beach relaxation. Kids will appreciate attractions like Magic Kingdom Park and Universal Orlando Resort. Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Saint Cloud (Amazing Animals Inc & Boat Tours & Water Sports), Kissimmee (Kissimmee Lakefront Park & Old Town Sling Shot & Vomatron) and Gallery On First (in Sanford). Have a day of magic on the 1st (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Have a day of magic on the 6th (Sun) at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure, buy something for everyone on your list at The Mall at Millenia, make an unforgettable trip to Disney's Animal Kingdom, and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Orlando. In December, daytime highs in Orlando are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Ocala.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Ocala

Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Kids will enjoy Gypsy Gold Horse Farm and Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ocala: Florida National Cemetery (in Bushnell), Sunnyhill Restoration Area (in Umatilla) and Venetian Gardens Park (in Leesburg). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sholom Park, make a trip to Adena Club, explore the landscape on two wheels at Baseline Road Trailhead, and admire the masterpieces at Appleton Museum of Art.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ocala attractions planner.

Getting from Orlando to Ocala by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Orlando in December, expect little chillier with lows of 52°F in Ocala. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Lake Wales.

Things to do in Ocala

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Lake Wales

Thick with lush greenery, Lake Wales embodies "old" Florida.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): cast your line with a fishing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at KICCO Wildlife Management Area, and then enjoy some diversion at Florida Firearms Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): admire the majestic nature at Highlands Hammock State Park, kick back and relax at City Pier Beach, then look for gifts at Struthers' Honey, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bok Tower Gardens, and finally see the interesting displays at Pinewood Estate.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Lake Wales trip planner.

Drive from Ocala to Lake Wales in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Lake Wales, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Okeechobee.

Things to do in Lake Wales

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Okeechobee

Okeechobee is a city in Okeechobee County, Florida, United States. Bring the kids along to Fishing Charters & Tours and Osceola Outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Archbold Biological Station (in Venus), Gatorama (in Palmdale) and Lake Istokpoga (in Sebring). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Quail Creek Plantation, stroll through Taylor Creek Stormwater Treatment Area Trailead, have fun at OK Corral Gun Club, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Okeechobee tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Lake Wales to Okeechobee in 1.5 hours. December in Okeechobee sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Okeechobee

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Central Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Theme Parks · Water Parks
Central Florida attracts visitors with its subtropical climate, sandy beaches, theme parks, golf courses, and world-famous stock-car races. This part of the state is also home to numerous natural springs, many of which run through protected state parks and provide ideal natural locations for picnicking and spotting indigenous manatees and alligators. Central Florida boasts two coastlines, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that seafood is extremely popular in these parts. Tasting the local cuisine of fresh clams, lobster, mahi mahi, grouper, and yellowfin tuna is definitely one of the things to do. In addition to being a vacation hub, the central parts of Florida also house some of the country's top medical research and high-tech manufacturing facilities.