11 days in Lakeland, Fort Myers & Winter Haven Itinerary

11 days in Lakeland, Fort Myers & Winter Haven Itinerary

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Lakeland
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Fort Myers
— 7 nights
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Winter Haven
— 3 nights
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Lakeland

Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Wilderness.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Lakeland trip itinerary maker app.

Ocala to Lakeland is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. August in Lakeland sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 73°F at night. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fort Myers.
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Fort Myers — 7 nights

Attractions like Siesta Beach and Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Fort Myers side-trips: Fort Myers Beach (Lynn Hall Memorial Park & Fort Myers Beach), South Lido Park (in Sarasota) and Captiva Beach (in Captiva Island).

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Drive from Lakeland to Fort Myers in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Winter Haven.
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Winter Haven — 3 nights

Winter Haven boasts over 50 lakes within its borders, most notably Florida's famed Chain of Lakes.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): make a splash at Legoland Florida Resort.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Winter Haven trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort Myers to Winter Haven takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 75°F. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel back home.
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