16 days in Central West Florida Itinerary

16 days in Central West Florida Itinerary

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16 days in Central West Florida Itinerary

Start: Hibbing
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
Crystal River
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
Madeira Beach
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Hibbing

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.
Explore Crystal River's surroundings by going to Tampa Bay Sporting Clays and Archery (in Land O Lakes), Inverness (Liberty Park, Wallace Brooks Park, & more) and Spring Hill (Crews Lake Wilderness Park & Wildlife Survival Sanctuary). There's lots more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Homosassa River, and take in the exciting artwork at Franklin Anderson Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Crystal River journey tool .

Hibbing to Crystal River is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hibbing to Crystal River. In February, Crystal River is much hotter than Hibbing - with highs of 72°F and lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Madeira Beach.

Things to do in Crystal River

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Homosassa, Inverness, Spring Hill, Tampa Bay Sporting Clays and Archery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Salt River Outfitters ©
Salt River Outfitters
Nature & Wildlife Tours

Madeira Beach

Connected to the mainland by a causeway, Madeira Beach sits perched along the Gulf of Mexico.
Get out of town with these interesting Madeira Beach side-trips: Tarpon Springs (St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral & Craig Park), Tampa (iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Tampa, Fishing Charters & Tours, & more) and Duckwing Triking LLC (in Palm Harbor). There's still lots to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, test your problem-solving skills at Outerlife Studios - Escape Room St. Pete, learn about winemaking at Murielle Winery, and admire the masterpieces at Duncan McClellan Gallery.

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Drive from Crystal River to Madeira Beach in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Crystal River in February since evenings lows in Madeira Beach dip to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madeira Beach

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Fort De Soto Park
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Parasailing & Paragliding
The Dali Museum ©
The Dali Museum
Fishing Charters & Tours