7 days in St. Petersburg, Everglades City & Key West Itinerary

7 days in St. Petersburg, Everglades City & Key West Itinerary

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7 days in St. Petersburg, Everglades City & Key West Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
St. Petersburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Everglades City
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h 30​min
3
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Atlanta

2
nights
St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg ©
Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Dali Museum and then stop by John's Pass Village and Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Clearwater Marine Aquarium and then enjoy the sand and surf at Clearwater Beach.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg road trip site .

Atlanta to St. Petersburg is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Atlanta in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in St. Petersburg, with highs around 74°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Everglades City.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Clearwater, Saint Pete Beach, John's Pass Village & Boardwalk, Siesta Beach
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Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Clearwater Marine Aquarium ©
Clearwater Marine Aquarium

1
night
Everglades City

Everglades City is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, of which it is the former county seat. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Museum of the Everglades, then explore the activities along Chokoloskee Bay, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Everglades City trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from St. Petersburg to Everglades City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from St. Petersburg, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Everglades City, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Key West.

Things to do in Everglades City

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Chokoloskee Bay
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Speed Boats Tours
Museum of the Everglades ©
Museum of the Everglades

3
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory and Audubon House & Tropical Gardens. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, don't miss a visit to Duval Street, stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Key West day trip planner.

Do a combination of car and flight from Everglades City to Key West in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Everglades City in December since evenings lows in Key West dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum ©

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