16 days in Sarasota, Tampa & Jacksonville Itinerary

16 days in Sarasota, Tampa & Jacksonville Itinerary

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— 7 nights
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Jacksonville
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Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Sarasota side-trips: Fort Myers (Gulf Coast Model Railroad & Edison and Ford Winter Estates). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Siesta Key Rum, browse the different shops at St. Armands Circle, immerse yourself in nature at Ted Sperling Park, and head outdoors with Inshore Addict Charters.

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Valdosta to Sarasota is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Valdosta in January: high temperatures in Sarasota hover around 72°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Tampa.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

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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.
Explore Tampa's surroundings by going to Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art (in Winter Park) and Orlando (Universal's Islands of Adventure, Magic Kingdom Park, &more). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving - Tampa, take a memorable tour with Tours, and relax in the rural setting at Horse Power for Kids & Animal Sanctuary.

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Traveling by car from Sarasota to Tampa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. February in Tampa sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jacksonville.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Jacksonville

The River City

The sprawling city of Jacksonville is not only Florida's most populous city, but also the largest city by land area in the continental United States.
Get out of town with these interesting Jacksonville side-trips: St. Augustine (St. Augustine Wild Reserve, St. Augustine Distillery, &more). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Engine 15 Brewing Co., and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

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Traveling by car from Tampa to Jacksonville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Tampa in February, Jacksonville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jacksonville

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Tours

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