8 days in Tacoma, Fort Collins & Tampa Itinerary

8 days in Tacoma, Fort Collins & Tampa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States itinerary planner

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Tacoma
— 2 nights
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Fort Collins
— 2 nights
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Tampa
— 3 nights
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Tacoma

— 2 nights
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city in and the county seat of Pierce County, Washington, United States. Spend the 3rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on Discover Nature. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Tacoma Art Museum, examine the collection at Washington State History Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, and get to know the resident critters at Point Defiance Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tacoma road trip planning site.

Seattle to Tacoma is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fort Collins.

Things to do in Tacoma

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Fort Collins

— 2 nights
Called vibrant, eclectic and authentic, Fort Collins tops “best of” lists year after year thanks to its myriad of cultural opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): stop by The Cupboard, then sample the tasty concoctions at New Belgium Brewing Company, then see the sky in a new way at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Collins visit planner.

You can fly from Tacoma to Fort Collins in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tacoma to Fort Collins. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Tacoma in February since evenings lows in Fort Collins dip to 19°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tampa.

Things to do in Fort Collins

Childrens Museums · Museums · Spas · Shopping

Tampa

— 3 nights

Big Guava

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampa: Orlando (Walt Disney World Resort & Universal Orlando Resort) and St. Petersburg (Duncan McClellan Gallery & Imagine Museum). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, snap pictures at Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and examine the collection at Tampa Firefighters Museum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tampa road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Fort Collins to Tampa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Fort Collins in February; daily highs in Tampa reach 74°F and lows reach 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips