8 days in Orlando, Tampa & Sarasota Itinerary

8 days in Orlando, Tampa & Sarasota Itinerary

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8 days in Orlando, Tampa & Sarasota Itinerary

Start: Roanoke
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Orlando
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Sarasota
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Orlando
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Roanoke

4
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Orlando

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Get out of town with these interesting Orlando side-trips: Spas (in Celebration) and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (in Anaheim). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort, make an unforgettable trip to Happily Ever After Fireworks, laugh and play at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and kick back and relax at Discovery Cove.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando vacation planner.

Roanoke to Orlando is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Roanoke in August; daily highs in Orlando reach 92°F and lows reach 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampa.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Spas
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Universal Orlando Resort
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove

1
night
Tampa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampa itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Orlando to Tampa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Tampa

Fun & Games
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Room Escape Games

1
night
Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. On the 21st (Wed), walk around Siesta Beach, explore the world behind art at The Ringling, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): take a memorable drive along Myakka River State Park.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarasota itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Tampa to Sarasota in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Sarasota sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Orlando.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Siesta Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Myakka River State Park ©
Myakka River State Park

1
night
Orlando

Orlando ©
On the 22nd (Thu), sample the tasty concoctions at Orlando Brewing.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Orlando itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sarasota to Orlando in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Breweries & Distilleries
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Orlando Brewing ©
Orlando Brewing

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