10 days in Sarasota, Siesta Key & Clearwater Itinerary

10 days in Sarasota, Siesta Key & Clearwater Itinerary

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Start: Sarasota
1
Sarasota
— 3 nights
Bus:  30 min
2
Siesta Key
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Clearwater
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Sarasota

3
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes McCurdy's Comedy Theatre as well as Myakka River State Park. Explore Sarasota's surroundings by going to St. Petersburg (The Dali Museum & Duncan McClellan Gallery) and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (in Tampa). Next up on the itinerary: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, buy something for everyone on your list at St. Armands Circle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Siesta Key Rum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sarasota road trip planning site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sarasota. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in March, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Siesta Key.

Things to do in Sarasota

Museums Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Ringling ©
The Ringling
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

3
nights
Siesta Key

Siesta Key ©
Siesta Key draws most of its visitors with soft, white-quartz sand beaches and translucent ocean water.
Siesta Beach has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Crescent Beach, then stop by Silver City Sarasota, and finally stroll through Turtle Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour and then take in the pleasant sights at Fishermen's Village.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Siesta Key online attractions planner.

Siesta Key is just a stone's throw from Sarasota. In March, daytime highs in Siesta Key are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Clearwater.

Things to do in Siesta Key

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Punta Gorda
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Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fishermen's Village ©
Fishermen's Village

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Clearwater to St. Petersburg to see The Dali Museum about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, do a tasting at Aspirations Winery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, and deepen your understanding at Church of Scientology Information Center.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Clearwater itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Siesta Key to Clearwater in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. March in Clearwater sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 59°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Clearwater

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, The Dali Museum
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Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Clearwater Marine Aquarium ©
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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