21 days in Daytona Beach, Fort Myers & St. Petersburg Itinerary

21 days in Daytona Beach, Fort Myers & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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21 days in Daytona Beach, Fort Myers & St. Petersburg Itinerary

Start: Bloomsburg
Drive:  15​h
1
Daytona Beach
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Fort Myers
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
St. Petersburg
— 8 nights
Drive:  17​h
End: Bloomsburg

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and Ravine Gardens State Park. Get outdoors at Beach at Daytona Beach and Andy Romano Beachfront Park. Get out of town with these interesting Daytona Beach side-trips: Black Point Wildlife Drive (in Merritt Island), Crescent Beach Public Beach (in Crescent Beach) and Sholom Park (in Ocala). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mary Bethune Home, admire the majestic nature at Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, bet on your favorite at Richard Petty Driving Experience, and pause for some photo ops at Dale Earnhardt Sr. Statue.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Daytona Beach online day trip planner .

Bloomsburg to Daytona Beach is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Bloomsburg in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Daytona Beach, with highs around 81°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fort Myers.

Things to do in Daytona Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Merritt Island, Sholom Park, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, Crescent Beach Public Beach, Ravine Gardens State Park
Highlights from your plan
Ravine Gardens State Park ©
Ravine Gardens State Park
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge ©
Sholom Park ©
Sholom Park

5
nights
Fort Myers

Fort Myers ©
Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County, Florida, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bonita Springs Public Beach and Englewood Beach. Visit Edison and Ford Winter Estates and Burroughs Home & Gardens for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Myers: Naples (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Bird Gardens of Naples, & more), Little Hickory Beach Park (in Bonita Springs) and Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Englewood). There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, identify plant and animal life at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, stroll around Ponce de Leon Park, and stroll through Vanderbilt Beach.

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

Traveling by car from Daytona Beach to Fort Myers takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Daytona Beach, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fort Myers, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Fort Myers

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Naples, Englewood, Bonita Springs, Ponce de Leon Park, Vanderbilt Beach
Highlights from your plan
Edison and Ford Winter Estates ©
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Englewood Beach ©
Englewood Beach
Bird Gardens of Naples ©
Bird Gardens of Naples

8
nights
St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg ©
Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
Beach Walk and Philippe Park will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Caladesi Island State Park and Robinson Nature Preserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Fred Howard Park (in Tarpon Springs), Seaside Seabird Sanctuary (in Indian Shores) and Fishing Charters & Tours (in Tampa). Next up on the itinerary: immerse yourself in nature at Skyway Fishing Pier State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Weedon Island Preserve, admire the masterpieces at James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art, and have some family-friendly fun at Outerlife Studios - Escape Room St. Pete.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip builder site .

You can drive from Fort Myers to St. Petersburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Madeira Beach, Dunedin, Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, Nokomis Beach, Bradenton Beach City Pier
Highlights from your plan
The Dali Museum ©
The Dali Museum
Caladesi Island State Park ©
Caladesi Island State Park
Nokomis Beach ©
Nokomis Beach

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