9 days in Florida Itinerary

9 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida trip planner

Make it your trip
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Orlando
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampa
— 1 day
Drive
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St. Petersburg
— 1 day
Drive
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Lakeland
— 1 night
Drive
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Orlando
— 2 nights
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Orlando

— 3 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

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.
Orlando is known for theme parks, nightlife, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

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

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Orlando is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 1 hour. December in Orlando sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tampa.

Things to do in Orlando

Tours
Highlights from your trip

Tampa

— 1 day

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 2nd (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at The Florida Aquarium, stroll through Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center, and then see majestic marine mammals with Tampa Bay Fun Boat LLC.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampa online holiday planner.

You can drive from Orlando to Tampa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Tampa can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Petersburg

— 1 day

Florida's Sunshine City

Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
On the 3rd (Mon), admire the majestic nature at Fort De Soto Park, take a stroll through Pass-a-Grille Beach, Florida, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg travel route planning tool.

St. Petersburg is just a stone's throw from Tampa. In January, daily temperatures in St. Petersburg can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lakeland.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Lakeland

— 1 night
On the 4th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Hollis Garden and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Circle B Bar Reserve.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lakeland road trip planning website.

Getting from St. Petersburg to Lakeland by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from St. Petersburg in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lakeland, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Orlando.

Things to do in Lakeland

Parks · Wildlife

Orlando

— 2 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Universal's Islands of Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the magic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Orlando day trip website.

Drive from Lakeland to Orlando in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks

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.