7 days in Tavares, St. Petersburg & Florida Keys Itinerary

7 days in Tavares, St. Petersburg & Florida Keys Itinerary

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7 days in Tavares, St. Petersburg & Florida Keys Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Tavares
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
St. Petersburg
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
3
Key Largo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Key West
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Dallas

1
night
Tavares

Tavares ©
Tavares is a city located in the central portion of the U.S. To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tavares trip planner.

Dallas to Tavares is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in December, expect Tavares to be somewhat warmer, temps between 76°F and 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tavares

Nature Parks

Side Trips

Wekiwa Springs State Park, Blue Spring State Park
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Blue Spring State Park ©
Blue Spring State Park
Wekiwa Springs State Park ©
Wekiwa Springs State Park

2
nights
St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg ©
Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): kick back and relax at Treasure Island Beach, then examine the collection at Duncan McClellan Gallery, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up some local products at Parkesdale Farm Market, identify plant and animal life at Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, and then admire the natural beauty at South Straub Park.

Start your trip to St. Petersburg by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Tavares to St. Petersburg in 2 hours. Traveling from Tavares in December, St. Petersburg is a bit warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Key Largo.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Parkesdale Farm Market, Treasure Island Beach, Room Escape Games, Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center
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Room Escape Games
Parkesdale Farm Market ©
Parkesdale Farm Market

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night
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Molasses Reef.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Key Largo day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from St. Petersburg to Key Largo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. December in Key Largo sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Key West.

Things to do in Key Largo

Wildlife Parks Adventure
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Molasses Reef ©
Molasses Reef

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, and then brush up on your military savvy at U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Peppers of Key West, take in the exciting artwork at 7 Artists & Friends, then examine the collection at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Key West trip planner .

Drive from Key Largo to Key West in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Key West can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Key West

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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7 Artists & Friends ©
7 Artists & Friends
Kayaking & Canoeing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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