8 days in Clearwater & Tampa Itinerary

8 days in Clearwater & Tampa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida tour planner
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Clearwater
— 3 nights
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Tampa
— 4 nights
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Clearwater — 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Painted Fish Gallery and Stirling Art Studios and Gallery. Shop till you drop at St. Petersburg Clay Company and Nancy Markoe Fine American Crafts Gallery. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Clearwater Beach, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, examine the collection at Penny Lane Beatles Museum, and meet the residents at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Clearwater trip planning tool.

Ottawa, Canada to Clearwater is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Ottawa in December: high temperatures in Clearwater hover around 28°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Tampa.
Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trips

Tampa — 4 nights

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.
Do your shopping at Duncan McClellan Gallery and M&M's Disney Springs. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampa: Orlando (Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Discovery Cove, &more) and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art (in Winter Park). The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampa trip planner.

Drive from Clearwater to Tampa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Theme Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips