Route & dates
Fly + Bus + Taxi: 7 h 45 min
Crystal River— 1 night
Drive: 1 h 30 min
Tampa— 5 nights
Fly: 5 h 45 min
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.Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Homosassa River, then identify plant and animal life at Alpaca Magic USA, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.
For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Crystal River trip maker.
Huntsville to Crystal River is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Huntsville to Crystal River is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Crystal River can reach 89°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tampa.
Things to do in Crystal River
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.Explore Tampa's surroundings by going to St. Pete Beach (Two Friend's Closet & Saint Pete Beach), Clearwater (Clearwater Beach, Clearwater Marine Aquarium, &more) and Tampa Bay Sporting Clays and Archery (in Land O Lakes). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, admire the masterpieces at Imagine Museum, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Florida Aquarium.
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You can drive from Crystal River to Tampa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampa can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Tampa
Clearwater, St. Pete Beach, St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Sporting Clays and Archery