22 days in Florida Itinerary

22 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip planner

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St. Augustine
— 5 nights
Drive
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Tampa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Clearwater
— 3 nights
Drive
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St. Petersburg
— 4 nights
Drive
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Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cape Canaveral
— 1 night
Drive
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Sebring
— 1 night
Drive to Orlando International Airport, Fly to Charlotte Douglas International Airport

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St. Augustine

— 5 nights
St. Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine and Memorial Presbyterian Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Lightner Museum and The Oldest Store Museum. Explore St. Augustine's surroundings by going to Jacksonville Beach (in Jacksonville Beach) and TPC at Sawgrass Stadium Course (in Ponte Vedra Beach). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Augustine Beach, get engrossed in the history at St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, contemplate the long history of Colonial Quarter, and stroll through Vilano Beach.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Augustine trip planner.

Charlotte to St. Augustine is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in St. Augustine when traveling from Charlotte in September, with lows around 73°F. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tampa.

Things to do in St. Augustine

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Tampa

— 3 nights

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.
Ybor City and Sacred Heart Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Henry B. Plant Museum and Dinosaur World. Venture out of the city with trips to Lakeland (Safari Wilderness & Circle B Bar Reserve). There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, learn about all things military at SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship, and kick back and relax at Apollo Beach Nature Preserve.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tampa travel route website.

Traveling by car from St. Augustine to Tampa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Clearwater.

Things to do in Tampa

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Clearwater

— 3 nights

Fun and Sun for All

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Beach Walk and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. We've included these beaches for you: Honeymoon Island State Park and Fred Howard Park. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step off the mainland to explore Caladesi Island State Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Scientology Information Center.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Clearwater itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampa to Clearwater takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Clearwater are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

St. Petersburg

— 4 nights

Florida's Sunshine City

Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
Kids will enjoy Saint Pete Beach and Crescent Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Treasure Island Beach and Stump Pass Beach State Park. Get out of town with these interesting St. Petersburg side-trips: Nokomis Beach (in Nokomis), Venice Beach (in Venice) and Manasota Key Beach (in Englewood). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bradenton Beach, get engrossed in the history at Dr.Carter G. Woodson Museum, get interesting insight from Tours, and identify plant and animal life at Robinson Nature Preserve.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our St. Petersburg itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Clearwater to St. Petersburg in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. September in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 78°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Orlando.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Orlando

— 4 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology and Orlando Science Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fun Spot America and Fun Spot America. Next up on the itinerary: discover the magic at Disney's Boardwalk, cool off at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando travel site.

You can drive from St. Petersburg to Orlando in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Orlando are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Cape Canaveral.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cape Canaveral

— 1 night
Cape Canaveral is a city in Brevard County, Florida. On the 8th (Fri), kick back and relax at Jetty Park, cast your line with Time and Tide Tours, and then walk around Manatee Sanctuary Park.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Canaveral journey builder.

Getting from Orlando to Cape Canaveral by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Cape Canaveral are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sebring.

Things to do in Cape Canaveral

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sebring

— 1 night
Sebring is a city in Highlands County, Florida, United States, nicknamed "The City on the Circle", in reference to Circle Drive, the center of the Sebring Downtown Historic District. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Istokpoga, brush up on your military savvy at Military Sea Services Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Highlands Hammock State Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sebring Downtown Historic District.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Sebring route planning website.

You can drive from Cape Canaveral to Sebring in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Sebring can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sebring

Nature · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.