9 days in Tampa, St. Petersburg & Sarasota Itinerary

9 days in Tampa, St. Petersburg & Sarasota Itinerary

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9 days in Tampa, St. Petersburg & Sarasota Itinerary

Start: Tampa
1
Tampa
— 3 nights
Bus:  30 min
2
St. Petersburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Sarasota
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
End: Tampa

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Dali Museum as well as Tampa Bay Fun Boat LLC. Step off the beaten path and head to Circle B Bar Reserve and Courtney Campbell Trail. Get outdoors at Highlands Hammock State Park and Sunset Beach. When in Tampa, make a side trip to see Polk County Historical Museum in Bartow, approximately Bartow away. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Bayshore Boulevard, walk around MacDill Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and take an in-depth tour of Tampa Bay History Center.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tampa online day trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Tampa. In February, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a bus to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Tampa

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlands Hammock State Park, The Dali Museum, Circle B Bar Reserve, Sunset Beach, Polk County Historical Museum
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Bayshore Boulevard ©
Bayshore Boulevard
Circle B Bar Reserve ©
Circle B Bar Reserve
Highlands Hammock State Park ©
Highlands Hammock State Park

2
nights
St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg ©
Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, St.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the striking features of NOVA 535. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Pinellas County Heritage Village, then stroll through Upham Beach, then explore the world behind art at James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Downtown St Petersburg.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Petersburg travel route planner.

St. Petersburg is just a stone's throw from Tampa. In February in St. Petersburg, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Pinellas County Heritage Village, Upham Beach
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Pinellas County Heritage Village ©
Pinellas County Heritage Village
James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art ©
NOVA 535 ©
NOVA 535

3
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Tropical Carwash. Here are some ideas for day two: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Cortez Beach, take in the waterfront activity at Ken Thompson Park, then identify plant and animal life at Ted Sperling Park, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally sample the fine beverages at As Good As It Gets.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sarasota trip itinerary app .

Drive from St. Petersburg to Sarasota in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Sarasota sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Cortez Beach, Legacy Trail
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Red Bug Slough Preserve ©
Red Bug Slough Preserve
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bayfront Park ©
Bayfront Park

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