14 days in United States Itinerary

14 days in United States Itinerary

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14 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Ocala
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
St. Petersburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Cortez
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Madeira Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Clearwater
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Homosassa Springs
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
6
Crystal River
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Ocala

2
nights
St. Petersburg

Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Skyway Fishing Pier State Park, Dolphin & Whale Watching and Speed Boat Adventures. Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Renaissance Vinoy Golf Club. The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Morean Art Center, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, kick back and relax at Spa Beach Park, and stop by Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read St. Petersburg road trip site .

Ocala to St. Petersburg is an approximately 2-hour combination of bus and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ocala in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in St. Petersburg, with lows around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cortez.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Outdoors Tours Golf
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Morean Art Center ©
Morean Art Center
Skyway Fishing Pier State Park ©
Skyway Fishing Pier State Park

2
nights
Cortez

Cortez, a census-designated place (CDP) in Manatee County, Florida, United States, is a small Gulf coast commercial fishing village that was founded by settlers from North Carolina in the 1880s. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dolphin & Whale Watching. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take a memorable tour with Tours, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then cast your line with a fishing tour. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Emerson Point Preserve, look for gifts at The Sea Hagg, and then get engrossed in the history at Cortez Cultural Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cortez online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from St. Petersburg to Cortez in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Madeira Beach.

Things to do in Cortez

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Emerson Point Preserve
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Emerson Point Preserve ©
Emerson Point Preserve

2
nights
Madeira Beach

Connected to the mainland by a causeway, Madeira Beach sits perched along the Gulf of Mexico.
Madeira Beach has been added to your itinerary. On the 16th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alligator Attraction, then learn about winemaking at The Florida Winery, and finally kick back and relax at Madeira Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, tour the pleasant surroundings at Upham Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at North Redington Beach, and finally stop by Candy Kitchen.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Madeira Beach trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Cortez to Madeira Beach by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Madeira Beach are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Clearwater.

Things to do in Madeira Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St. Pete Beach, North Redington Beach
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Madeira Beach ©
Madeira Beach
Alligator Attraction ©
Alligator Attraction

3
nights
Clearwater

Clearwater ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ream Wilson Clearwater Trail, have some family-friendly fun at Congo River Golf, learn about winemaking at Aspirations Winery, do a tasting at Murielle Winery, then identify plant and animal life at Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve, and finally steep yourself in history at Church of Scientology Information Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Pinellas Trail, walk around Anclote River Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Clearwater driving holiday planner.

Clearwater is just a short distance from Madeira Beach. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Homosassa Springs.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Indian Rocks Beach, Philippe Park, Pinellas County Heritage Village, Anclote River Park, Pinellas Trail
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Aspirations Winery ©
Aspirations Winery
Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve ©
Philippe Park ©
Philippe Park

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nights
Homosassa Springs

Homosassa Springs ©
Homosassa Springs is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Citrus County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): immerse yourself in nature at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Homosassa Springs trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Clearwater to Homosassa Springs in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in July, and nighttime lows around 72°F. You will leave for Crystal River on the 22nd (Mon).

Things to do in Homosassa Springs

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Crystal River

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Sweetwater Wetlands Park, then learn about winemaking at Dakotah Winery, and then identify plant and animal life at Cedar Key Railroad Trestle Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Copp Winery & Wine Bar, kick back and relax at Fort Island Gulf Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, then contemplate the long history of Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Crystal River Preserve State Park.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Crystal River online journey planner .

Crystal River is just a short distance from Homosassa Springs. July in Crystal River sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Crystal River

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cedar Key Railroad Trestle Nature Trail, Sweetwater Wetlands Park, Dakotah Winery
Highlights from your plan
Sweetwater Wetlands Park ©
Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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