60 days in Central West Florida Itinerary

60 days in Central West Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central West Florida trip itinerary planner
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Tampa
— 23 nights
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Treasure Island
— 19 nights
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Crystal River
— 17 nights
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Tampa — 23 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.
Henry B. Plant Museum and Ybor City Museum State Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bayshore Boulevard and Sunset Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampa: Plant City (Parkesdale Farm Market, Dinosaur World, &more), Tarpon Springs (A. L. Anderson Park, Spongeorama Sponge Factory, &more) and Palm Harbor (Wall Springs Park, Tarpon Woods Golf Club, &more). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Tampa Bay Fun Boat LLC, get to know the resident critters at Horse Power for Kids & Animal Sanctuary, pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and get engrossed in the history at Tampa Bay History Center.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tampa trip builder app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Tampa. In May, daily temperatures in Tampa can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Treasure Island.
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Treasure Island — 19 nights

Treasure Island is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Fine Arts and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Sawgrass Lake Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Treasure Island: Clearwater (Moccasin Lake Nature Park, Aspirations Winery, &more), Replay Amusement Museum (in Tarpon Springs) and Dunedin (Edgewater Park, Pinellas Trail, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Imagine Museum, steep yourself in history at Pinellas County Heritage Village, take in nature's colorful creations at Florida Botanical Gardens, and view the masterpieces at Duncan McClellan Gallery.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Treasure Island travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Tampa to Treasure Island takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in May, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Crystal River.
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Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Crystal River — 17 nights

The Gem of the Nature Coast

The jewel of Florida's Nature Coast, Crystal River spreads around spring-fed Kings Bay, known for maintaining a constant 22 C (72 F) temperature all year long.
Crystal River Archaeological State Park and Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Crystal River and Fort Island Gulf Beach. Explore Crystal River's surroundings by going to Spring Hill (Alfred McKethan Pine Island Park, Nature Coast Botanical Gardens & Nursery, &more), Brooksville (Marker 48 Brewing, Boyett's Grove, &more) and Pine Island Park (in Weeki Wachee). There's lots more to do: cast your line with Pete's Pier, stroll around Hunter Springs Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Alpaca Magic USA, and immerse yourself in nature at Crystal River Preserve State Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Crystal River trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Treasure Island to Crystal River by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Treasure Island in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Crystal River, with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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