9 days in Central West Florida Itinerary

9 days in Central West Florida Itinerary

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St. Petersburg
— 6 nights
Crystal River
— 2 nights

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg ©
Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Petersburg: Clearwater (Oddities & Antiques, Clearwater Beach, &more), Baranoff Park (in Safety Harbor) and Tampa (Tampa Firefighters Museum, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, &more). There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at Outerlife Studios - Escape Room St. Pete, admire the masterpieces at Imagine Museum, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and admire the majestic nature at Fort De Soto Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg vacation planner.

Philadelphia to St. Petersburg is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in St. Petersburg, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Crystal River.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Clearwater, Tampa, Madeira Beach, Baranoff Park, Fort De Soto Park
Highlights from your plan
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Clearwater Beach ©
Clearwater Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding

Crystal River

The jewel of Florida's Nature Coast, Crystal River spreads around spring-fed Kings Bay, known for maintaining a constant 22 C (72 F) temperature all year long.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Alpaca Magic USA, explore the activities along Crystal River, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge and then explore the activities along Homosassa River.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Crystal River trip planning site.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Crystal River by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from St. Petersburg in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Crystal River, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Crystal River

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Homosassa River ©
Homosassa River
Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge ©
Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge