16 days in Central Florida, Clearwater & Daytona Beach Itinerary

16 days in Central Florida, Clearwater & Daytona Beach Itinerary

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16 days in Central Florida, Clearwater & Daytona Beach Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Arcadia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Clearwater
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Dunnellon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Daytona Beach
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: London

4
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Step out of the city life by going to Cocoa Beach and Discovery Cove. Get some cultural insight at International Drive and The Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio. Next up on the itinerary: get some fabulous bargains at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, buy something for everyone on your list at The Florida Mall, and get your game on at The Escape Game Orlando.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Orlando trip planning site .

London, UK to Orlando is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from London to Orlando. Traveling from London in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Orlando: highs are around 39°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Arcadia.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

The Artistic Hand Gallery & Studio, Cocoa Beach
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Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets ©
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets
Cocoa Beach ©
Cocoa Beach
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

1
night
Arcadia

Arcadia ©
Arcadia is a city and county seat of DeSoto County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): browse for treasures at The Arcadia Opera House, trek along Morgan Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Solomon's Castle, and finally choose your vessel at Seminole Wind AirBoat Tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Arcadia online attractions planner .

Getting from Orlando to Arcadia by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Arcadia are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Clearwater.

Things to do in Arcadia

Outdoors Shopping Transportation

Side Trip

Solomon's Castle
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Solomon's Castle ©
Solomon's Castle
The Arcadia Opera House ©
The Arcadia Opera House

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.
For shopping fun, head to Graphi-ko Gallery or Pepper Palace. Discover out-of-the-way places like Treasure Island Beach and Saint Pete Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Clearwater: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (in Sarasota), Fort De Soto Park (in Tierra Verde) and Crescent Beach (in Siesta Key). Next up on the itinerary: admire the majestic nature at Honeymoon Island State Park, tour the water at your own pace with Little Toot Dolphin Adventures, and look for all kinds of wild species at Seaside Seabird Sanctuary.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Clearwater trip planner .

You can drive from Arcadia to Clearwater in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dunnellon.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Sarasota, Honeymoon Island State Park, Graphi-ko Gallery, Treasure Island Beach, Saint Pete Beach
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Little Toot Dolphin Adventures ©
Little Toot Dolphin Adventures
Treasure Island Beach ©
Treasure Island Beach
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach

2
nights
Dunnellon

Dunnellon is a city in Marion County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, view the masterpieces at Pepper Creek Pottery, and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): explore the activities along Three Sisters Springs, immerse yourself in nature at Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, and then view the masterpieces at Franklin Anderson Gallery.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dunnellon road trip planning app .

You can drive from Clearwater to Dunnellon in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Dunnellon are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Daytona Beach.

Things to do in Dunnellon

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Crystal River, Pepper Creek Pottery, Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Pepper Creek Pottery ©
Pepper Creek Pottery

4
nights
Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach ©
The iconic seaside destination of Daytona Beach once supported sugar mill plantations, but now entertains up to 8 million visitors a year.
Escape the urban bustle at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park and St. Augustine Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and Mary Bethune Home. Change things up with these side-trips from Daytona Beach: St. Augustine (Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine, Fort Matanzas National Monument, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Beach at Daytona Beach and stroll through Ormond Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Daytona Beach trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Dunnellon to Daytona Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

St. Augustine, Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Ormond Beach
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Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
St. Augustine Beach ©
St. Augustine Beach

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