9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  6​h
1
Tampa
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Fort Myers Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Key Largo
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Naples
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
St. Petersburg
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Minneapolis

few
hours
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.
To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tampa road trip site .

Minneapolis to Tampa is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Minneapolis in March, expect Tampa to be much warmer, temps between 77°F and 59°F. On the 5th (Tue), you'll travel to Fort Myers Beach.

Things to do in Tampa

Outdoors Tours Parks

2
nights
Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Mound House and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Myers Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Anhinga Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fort Myers Beach trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tampa to Fort Myers Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Fort Myers Beach can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Anhinga Trail
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Anhinga Trail ©
Anhinga Trail
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach
Mound House ©
Mound House

3
nights
Key Largo

Key Largo ©
The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): look for gifts at Shell World Florida Keys, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Florida Keys Brewing Company, then view the masterpieces at The Rain Barrel Artisan Village, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Islamorada Beer Company Brewery and Tasting Room. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Key Largo Dry Rocks and then immerse yourself in nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Key Largo road trip planning app .

You can drive from Fort Myers Beach to Key Largo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, daytime highs in Key Largo are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Islamorada
Highlights from your plan
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park ©
Key Largo Dry Rocks ©
Key Largo Dry Rocks

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. You've now added Naples Kayak Company to your itinerary. On the 10th (Sun), take a stroll through Fifth Avenue South. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Conservancy of Southwest Florida and then glide peacefully along the water with Naples Kayak Company.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Naples sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Key Largo to Naples takes 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Naples can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Naples

Shopping Neighborhoods Wildlife
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Conservancy of Southwest Florida ©
Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Naples Kayak Company ©
Naples Kayak Company

1
night
St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg ©
Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg online vacation planner .

You can drive from Naples to St. Petersburg in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. March in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 62°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Shopping
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Morean Art Center ©
Morean Art Center

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