6 days in New Port Richey & Lakeland Itinerary

6 days in New Port Richey & Lakeland Itinerary

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6 days in New Port Richey & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Drive:  2​h 15​min
New Port Richey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
— 4 nights
End: Orlando

New Port Richey

New Port Richey ©
New Port Richey is a city in Pasco County, Florida, United States. On the 3rd (Mon), take in the waterfront activity at Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks and then stroll through James E Grey Preserve. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Overhead Water Sports, then stop by John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, and then contemplate the long history of Philippe Park.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New Port Richey travel itinerary planner.

Orlando to New Port Richey is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In December, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Lakeland.

Things to do in New Port Richey

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Madeira Beach, Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, Philippe Park
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James E Grey Preserve ©
James E Grey Preserve
John's Pass Village & Boardwalk ©
John's Pass Village & Boardwalk
Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks ©
Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks


Lakeland ©
Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, located along Interstate 4 east of Tampa. Explore Lakeland's surroundings by going to Sarasota (The Ringling, Drum Circle Distilling, & more), The Dali Museum (in St. Petersburg) and Stetson Mansion (in DeLand). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 8th (Sat) at Legoland Florida Resort. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Siesta Beach and identify plant and animal life at Circle B Bar Reserve.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lakeland trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from New Port Richey to Lakeland takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from New Port Richey in December, Lakeland is little chillier at night with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Lakeland

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sarasota, Stetson Mansion, Siesta Beach, Legoland Florida Resort, The Dali Museum
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Circle B Bar Reserve ©
Circle B Bar Reserve
Stetson Mansion ©
Stetson Mansion
The Dali Museum ©
The Dali Museum