6 days in Tampa, Sarasota & Treasure Island Itinerary

6 days in Tampa, Sarasota & Treasure Island Itinerary

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6 days in Tampa, Sarasota & Treasure Island Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Tampa
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Sarasota
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Treasure Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Tampa
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Cincinnati

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hours
Tampa

Tampa
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.
To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tampa road trip planning app .

Cincinnati to Tampa is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Cincinnati in December; daily highs in Tampa reach 78°F and lows reach 61°F. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off toSarasota.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors Tours Parks

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nights
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. You've added Lido Beach, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Ca d'Zan, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, browse the different shops at St. Armands Circle, and then get outside with Lido Beach. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, then admire the masterpieces at The Ringling, and then steep yourself in history at Ca d'Zan.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Sarasota travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Tampa to Sarasota in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in December, and nighttime lows around 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Treasure Island.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium ©
The Ringling ©
The Ringling
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens ©
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Treasure Island

Treasure Island ©
Treasure Island is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Imagine Museum as well as Florida Botanical Gardens. Let the collections at The Dali Museum and Tampa Bay History Center capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Tampa (ZooTampa at Lowry Park, The Florida Aquarium, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Collection.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Treasure Island trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Treasure Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In December in Treasure Island, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampa.

Things to do in Treasure Island

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Tampa, St. Petersburg, Florida Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Imagine Museum ©
Imagine Museum
The Dali Museum ©
The Dali Museum
Chihuly Collection ©
Chihuly Collection

1
night
Tampa

Tampa
Cypress Point Park has been added to your itinerary.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tampa road trip app .

Getting from Treasure Island to Tampa by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks

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