13 days in Central West Florida Itinerary

13 days in Central West Florida Itinerary

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13 days in Central West Florida Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
+5
Fly + Foot + Tram + Bus + Foot + Bus:  8​h
1
Crystal River
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Treasure Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Tampa
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Quebec

3
nights
Crystal River

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.
Crystal River is known for adventure, wildlife, nature, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the waterfront views at Homosassa River, look for gifts at Pepper Creek Pottery, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Crystal River vacation maker .

Montreal, Canada to Crystal River is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in September: high temperatures in Crystal River hover around 36°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Treasure Island.

Things to do in Crystal River

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Homosassa
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Homosassa River ©
Homosassa River

4
nights
Treasure Island

Treasure Island is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parasailing & Paragliding and Madeira Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Treasure Island Beach, admire the masterpieces at Imagine Museum, make a trip to John's Pass Village & Boardwalk, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Treasure Island journey maker website .

You can drive from Crystal River to Treasure Island in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Crystal River in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in Treasure Island. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tampa.

Things to do in Treasure Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, Madeira Beach, St. Pete Beach, Fort De Soto Park, Murielle Winery
Highlights from your plan
Parasailing & Paragliding
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach
Madeira Beach ©
Madeira Beach

5
nights
Tampa

Tampa ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Busch Gardens and ZooTampa at Lowry Park will thrill your kids. Explore Tampa's surroundings by going to Clearwater (Clearwater Beach, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, & more), St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral (in Tarpon Springs) and Honeymoon Island State Park (in Dunedin). Next up on the itinerary: get your game on at Axe Throwing Tampa, explore and take pictures at Philippe Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the views from Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Tampa trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Treasure Island to Tampa in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Clearwater, Safety Harbor, Honeymoon Island State Park, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Clearwater Marine Aquarium ©
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach