30 days in St. Petersburg & Ocala Itinerary

30 days in St. Petersburg & Ocala Itinerary

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St. Petersburg
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Ocala
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St. Petersburg

— 20 nights

Florida's Sunshine City

Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
Relax by the water at Clearwater Beach and Siesta Beach. Bring the kids along to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Saint Pete Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Petersburg: Redington Shores Beach Access (in Redington Shores), Walsingham Park (in Largo) and Clearwater (Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Pier 60, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 5th (Sat) at Legoland Florida Resort. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Downtown St Petersburg, immerse yourself in nature at Honeymoon Island State Park, stroll through Spa Beach Park, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read St. Petersburg trip itinerary planning tool.

Orlando to St. Petersburg is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ocala.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ocala

— 9 nights
Ocala is a city located in Northern Florida. Kids will appreciate attractions like Canyons Zip Line & Canopy Tours and St. Augustine Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Andy Romano Beachfront Park and Beach at Daytona Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ocala: Ormond Beach (Fire House Park, Ormond Beach, &more), Crystal River (Three Sisters Springs, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more) and NBalance Holistic Wellness Spa (in South Daytona). Next up on the itinerary: wander the wide-open spaces of Gypsy Gold Horse Farm, enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach Public Beach, don't miss a visit to Adena Club, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sholom Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ocala journey planner.

Traveling by car from St. Petersburg to Ocala takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from St. Petersburg in September, plan for little chillier nights in Ocala, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ocala

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips