10 days in Central West Florida Itinerary

10 days in Central West Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central West Florida route planner

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Treasure Island
— 3 nights
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Crystal River
— 2 nights
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Tampa
— 4 nights

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Treasure Island

Treasure Island ©
Treasure Island is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. Kids will enjoy Parasailing The Pass and Spas. Get out of town with these interesting Treasure Island side-trips: Sarasota (The Ringling & Ken Thompson Park) and Siesta Beach (in Siesta Key). There's much more to do: stroll around Largo Central Park, kick back and relax at Treasure Island Beach, identify plant and animal life at Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, and explore the world behind art at The Dali Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Treasure Island online trip maker.

Dallas to Treasure Island is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dallas to Treasure Island. When traveling from Dallas in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Treasure Island, with highs around 74°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Crystal River.

Things to do in Treasure Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Parasailing The Pass ©
Parasailing The Pass
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach

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Crystal River

Crystal River ©

The Gem of the Nature Coast

The jewel of Florida's Nature Coast, Crystal River spreads around spring-fed Kings Bay, known for maintaining a constant 22 C (72 F) temperature all year long.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Three Sisters Springs, then take in the exciting artwork at Franklin Anderson Gallery, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Island Gulf Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Homosassa River, then identify plant and animal life at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Old Homosassa Veteran's Memorial.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Crystal River trip planner.

Getting from Treasure Island to Crystal River by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Treasure Island in December since evenings lows in Crystal River dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampa.

Things to do in Crystal River

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Three Sisters Springs ©
Three Sisters Springs
Scuba & Snorkeling
Franklin Anderson Gallery ©
Franklin Anderson Gallery

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Tampa

Tampa ©

Big Guava

Tampa ranks among the country's most livable cities, attracting newcomers with its growing economy and status as a major port on the Gulf of Mexico.
Kids will enjoy Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and The Florida Aquarium. Step out of Tampa with an excursion to Legoland Florida Resort in Winter Haven--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Fallen Heroes Memorial, and stop by Nicahabana Cigars.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tampa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Crystal River to Tampa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Crystal River in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tampa, with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Legoland Florida Resort ©
Legoland Florida Resort
ZooTampa at Lowry Park ©
ZooTampa at Lowry Park