31 days in Ocala & Clearwater Itinerary

31 days in Ocala & Clearwater Itinerary

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Ocala
— 11 nights
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Clearwater
— 19 nights
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Ocala

— 11 nights
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gypsy Gold Horse Farm and Ormond Beach. Bring the kids along to Sholom Park and Vilano Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ocala: Ormond Beach (The Casements, Ormond Scenic Loop & Trail, &more), St. Augustine (Old City, National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios, &more) and Gainesville (Sweetwater Wetlands Park, Florida Museum of Natural History, &more). There's still lots to do: kick your exploration up a notch at Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours, walk around Tuscawilla Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Meadowbrook Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Baseline Road Trailhead.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ocala trip planner.

Orlando to Ocala is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Orlando in October, expect little chillier with lows of 62°F in Ocala. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Clearwater.

Things to do in Ocala

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Clearwater

— 19 nights

Fun and Sun for All

Holding the record for most consecutive days of sunshine in a single year, Clearwater offers long sandy beaches and proximity to other major cities in the Tampa Bay area.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pier 60 and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Step off the beaten path and head to Sand Key Park and Beach Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Clearwater: Fort De Soto Park (in Tierra Verde), Pass-a-Grille Beach, Florida (in St. Pete Beach) and Treasure Island Beach (in Treasure Island). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nokomis Beach, discover the magic at Avatar Flight of Passage, and don't miss a visit to Tree of Life.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Clearwater trip builder site.

Getting from Ocala to Clearwater by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ocala in October since evenings lows in Clearwater dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips