60 days in Central West Florida Itinerary

60 days in Central West Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Central West Florida trip planner
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Crystal River
— 18 nights
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Clearwater
— 21 nights
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Treasure Island
— 20 nights
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Crystal River — 18 nights

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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Salt River Outfitters make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Crystal River side-trips: Brooksville (Southern Hills Plantation Club, Zipline, &more), Weeki Wachee (Pine Island Park & Southern Skies Ranch) and Spring Hill (Bayport Park, Linda Pedersen Park, &more). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Franklin Anderson Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Island Gulf Beach, explore the activities along Crystal River, and hike along Cross Florida Greenway - Withlacoochee Bay Trail.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Crystal River trip tool.

Atlanta to Crystal River is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of subway, bus, and taxi. In September in Crystal River, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Clearwater.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips

Clearwater — 21 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Clearwater Beach and Sand Key Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Clearwater: Tampa (Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, ZooTampa at Lowry Park, &more), Tarpon Springs (Fred Howard Park, Tarpon Springs Aquarium and Animal Sanctuary, &more) and St. Petersburg (Ted Williams Museum and Hitters Hall of Fame, Nava Yoga Studio, &more). There's lots more to do: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, stroll through Honeymoon Island State Park, meet the residents at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see photos and other tourist information, you can read our Clearwater sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Crystal River to Clearwater takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in September, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Treasure Island.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Side Trips

Treasure Island — 20 nights

Treasure Island is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. Bring the kids along to Treasure Island Beach and Imagine Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Treasure Island: Morgan Park (in Arcadia), Tampa (Tampa Firefighters Museum, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, &more) and Lithia (Lithia Springs Park & Aldermans Ford Park). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at The Dali Museum, make a trip to Downtown St Petersburg, and explore the world behind art at James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Treasure Island day trip planning website.

Treasure Island is very close to Clearwater. In October, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping
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