Lakeland is a City in Florida located right in the middle of Tampa and Orlando. From Tampa to Lakeland it will take you 47 min (36.0 mi) via I-4 W and From Orlando to Lakeland approximately 1 hr 18 min (64.1 mi) via I-4 E. It is also home to Downtown’s Munn Park Historic District which is widely known for its antique shops and early 1900s architecture. You'll find Florida Southern College has several buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the area as well. The best times to for great weather in Lakeland are January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December. The exact coordinates of Lakeland Florida for your GPS tracking purposes: Latitude 28.042583 North, Longitude 81.95311 West.