9 days in United States Itinerary

9 days in United States Itinerary

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9 days in United States Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Orlando
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Clearwater
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
St. Petersburg
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
4
Tampa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Winter Garden
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Orlando
— 1 day
fly:  2​h
End: Washington DC

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): browse the different shops at The Florida Mall and then discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum and then kick back and relax at Beach at Daytona Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Orlando trip planner .

Washington DC to Orlando is an approximately 14-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Washington DC in May, expect Orlando to be somewhat warmer, temps between 88°F and 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Clearwater.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Beach at Daytona Beach
Highlights from your plan
Beach at Daytona Beach ©
Beach at Daytona Beach
Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ©

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Beach Walk as well as Clearwater Beach. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Beach Walk, stroll through Clearwater Beach, admire the majestic nature at Honeymoon Island State Park, then make a trip to Philippe Park, and finally kick back and relax at Clearwater Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Clearwater road trip planning site .

Getting from Orlando to Clearwater by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In May in Clearwater, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Philippe Park, Honeymoon Island State Park
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Honeymoon Island State Park ©
Honeymoon Island State Park
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Philippe Park ©
Philippe Park

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 29th (Tue): examine the collection at The Dali Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Madeira Beach, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Robinson Nature Preserve and then kick back and relax at Siesta Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg tour planner.

St. Petersburg is just a short distance from Clearwater. In May, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tampa.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Madeira Beach, Siesta Beach, Robinson Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Madeira Beach ©
Madeira Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the engaging exhibits at Glazer Children's Museum, then meet the residents at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Apollo Beach Nature Preserve.

Make your Tampa itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Tampa is just a stone's throw from St. Petersburg. In May in Tampa, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 71°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Winter Garden.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Apollo Beach Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
ZooTampa at Lowry Park ©
ZooTampa at Lowry Park
Glazer Children's Museum ©
Glazer Children's Museum

1
night
Winter Garden

Winter Garden ©
Winter Garden is a city located 14mi west of downtown Orlando in western Orange County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Oakland Nature Preserve, then learn about winemaking at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, and then see the interesting displays at Central Florida Railroad Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Winter Garden online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Tampa to Winter Garden in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in June, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Orlando.

Things to do in Winter Garden

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, Oakland Nature Preserve
Highlights from your plan
Oakland Nature Preserve ©
Oakland Nature Preserve
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards ©
Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards
Central Florida Railroad Museum ©
Central Florida Railroad Museum

1
day
Orlando

Orlando ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): discover the magic at World of Disney and then don't miss a visit to International Drive.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Orlando visit planner .

Orlando is just a short distance from Winter Garden. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Shopping Neighborhoods Theme Parks
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International Drive ©
International Drive
World of Disney ©
World of Disney

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