9 days in Tampa, Orlando & St. Petersburg Itinerary

9 days in Tampa, Orlando & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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9 days in Tampa, Orlando & St. Petersburg Itinerary

Start: Denver
flight:  3​h 30​min
1
Tampa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Orlando
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
St. Petersburg
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Denver

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Henry B. Plant Museum, identify plant and animal life at Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, and then take a stroll through Ybor City.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampa trip planner .

Denver to Tampa is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to Tampa. Traveling from Denver in January, things will get much warmer in Tampa: highs are around 71°F and lows about 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Tampa

Wildlife Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center
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Henry B. Plant Museum ©
Henry B. Plant Museum
Ybor City ©
Ybor City

5
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Discovery Cove and Disney's Animal Kingdom. NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame will appeal to museum buffs. Have a day of magic on the 29th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 1st (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Orlando Resort. There's more to do: discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks and explore the world behind art at Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planner .

Getting from Tampa to Orlando by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January in Orlando, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Titusville, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Universal Orlando Resort ©
Universal Orlando Resort

2
nights
St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg ©
Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at The Ringling, then cruise along Myakka River State Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the water at your own pace with Little Toot Dolphin Adventures, then identify plant and animal life at Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, then stroll through Saint Pete Beach, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Dali Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Orlando to St. Petersburg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. February in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 60°F at night. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sarasota, Robinson Nature Preserve, Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, Siesta Beach, Little Toot Dolphin Adventures
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Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Little Toot Dolphin Adventures ©
Little Toot Dolphin Adventures
Saint Pete Beach ©
Saint Pete Beach

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