5 days in Gainesville, Orlando & Clearwater Itinerary

5 days in Gainesville, Orlando & Clearwater Itinerary

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5 days in Gainesville, Orlando & Clearwater Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  3​h 45​min
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Gainesville
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
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Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Clearwater
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Atlanta

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Gainesville

Gainesville ©
Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida, United States, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stroll through Depot Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gainesville trip planning website .

Atlanta to Gainesville is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Atlanta in March, you will find days in Gainesville are somewhat warmer (76°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Gainesville

Parks Wildlife
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Depot Park ©
Depot Park

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Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Have a day of magic on the 21st (Thu) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 23rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. It doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Orlando online route maker .

Traveling by car from Gainesville to Orlando takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gainesville in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Orlando, with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Clearwater.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
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Walt Disney World Resort
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

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Clearwater

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then learn about winemaking at Aspirations Winery, and then kick back and relax at Clearwater Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Clearwater trip site .

Drive from Orlando to Clearwater in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in March, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Parasailing & Paragliding
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Aspirations Winery ©
Aspirations Winery

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