8 days in Clearwater & Hershey Itinerary

8 days in Clearwater & Hershey Itinerary

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8 days in Clearwater & Hershey Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Drive:  45​min
1
Clearwater
— 4 nights
Drive:  18​h
2
Hershey
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h
End: Tampa

4
nights
Clearwater

Clearwater ©
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.
Attractions like Siesta Beach and Parasailing & Paragliding make great kid-friendly stops. Get in touch with nature at Clearwater Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore Clearwater's surroundings by going to Saint Pete Beach (in St. Pete Beach), Tampa (Busch Gardens & Fishing Charters & Tours) and Sarasota (The Ringling & Ca d'Zan Mansion). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Dali Museum and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Scientology Information Center.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Clearwater online holiday maker .

Tampa to Clearwater is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In May in Clearwater, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 70°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hershey.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Siesta Beach, Saint Pete Beach
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Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

2
nights
Hershey

Hershey ©
Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, the town of Hershey is regularly referred to as the sweetest place on earth.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, then examine the collection at Gettysburg Museum of History, and then walk around Gettysburg National Military Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Hersheypark.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hershey route planner .

Drive from Clearwater to Hershey in 18 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Clearwater in May: high temperatures in Hershey hover around 73°F and lows are around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hershey

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Ephrata Cloister
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Gettysburg National Military Park ©
Gettysburg National Military Park
Hersheypark ©
Hersheypark

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