8 days in St. Pete Beach, Tampa & Clearwater Itinerary

8 days in St. Pete Beach, Tampa & Clearwater Itinerary

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8 days in St. Pete Beach, Tampa & Clearwater Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  4​h
1
St. Pete Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Tampa
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Clearwater
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

3
nights
St. Pete Beach

St. Get some cultural insight at De Soto National Memorial and Pass-a-Grille. Take a break from the city and head to Nokomis Beach and Crescent Beach. Take a break from St. Pete Beach with a short trip to Venice Beach in Venice, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Saint Pete Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stop by Two Friend's Closet.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Pete Beach trip website .

Charlotte to St. Pete Beach is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Charlotte in June since evenings lows in St. Pete Beach dip to 77°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampa.

Things to do in St. Pete Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Parasailing & Paragliding, Treasure Island Beach, Crescent Beach, Venice Beach
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Parasailing & Paragliding
De Soto National Memorial ©
De Soto National Memorial
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach

3
nights
Tampa

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Room Escape Games. Escape the urban bustle at Circle B Bar Reserve and Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center. Step out of Tampa to go to Plant City and see Dinosaur World, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: trek along Bayshore Boulevard, enjoy the sand and surf at Apollo Beach Nature Preserve, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Mongkolrata Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tampa trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from St. Pete Beach to Tampa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Tampa can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Clearwater.

Things to do in Tampa

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Apollo Beach, Circle B Bar Reserve, Dinosaur World
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Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
Circle B Bar Reserve ©
Circle B Bar Reserve

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Sat), admire the majestic nature at Honeymoon Island State Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Beach Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Clearwater trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Tampa to Clearwater by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Clearwater are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Clearwater

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Honeymoon Island State Park, Seaside Seabird Sanctuary
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Honeymoon Island State Park ©
Honeymoon Island State Park
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Seaside Seabird Sanctuary ©
Seaside Seabird Sanctuary

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