9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida itinerary builder

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Fly
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Tampa
— 1 night
Drive
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New Port Richey
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Charlotte
— 1 night
Drive
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Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ormond Beach
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampa
— 1 night
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Tampa

— 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Fallen Heroes Memorial.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tampa tour builder tool.

Boston to Tampa is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, Tampa is much hotter than Boston - with highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to New Port Richey.

Things to do in Tampa

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

New Port Richey

— 1 night
On the 19th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Suncoast Center for Fine Scale Modeling and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George Greek Orthodox Church.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read New Port Richey trip website.

Traveling by car from Tampa to New Port Richey takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Port Charlotte.

Things to do in New Port Richey

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Port Charlotte

— 1 night
Port Charlotte is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Charlotte County, Florida, United States. To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Charlotte driving holiday tool.

You can drive from New Port Richey to Port Charlotte in 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Port Charlotte can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Port Charlotte

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Sanibel Island

— 2 nights
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Isabel Catholic Church, and then stop by Gene's Bookstore.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Sanibel Island trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Port Charlotte to Sanibel Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December in Sanibel Island, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Ormond Beach.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Ormond Beach

— 2 nights
Ormond Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Stetson Mansion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at First United Methodist Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tomoka Christian Church. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Ocean Art Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Brendan Catholic Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Andy Romano Beachfront Park, and finally stroll around Fire House Park.

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Traveling by car from Sanibel Island to Ormond Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sanibel Island in December, with highs in Ormond Beach at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tampa.

Things to do in Ormond Beach

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Tampa

— 1 night

Big Guava

On the 26th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tampa holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Ormond Beach to Tampa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ormond Beach in December, with highs in Tampa at 78°F and lows at 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampa

Theme Parks
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Florida travel guide

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Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.