8 days in Clearwater & Tampa Itinerary

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Tampa
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Clearwater — 3 nights

Fun and Sun for All

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.
Clearwater is known for beaches, wildlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Clearwater Beach, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Florida Botanical Gardens.

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Philadelphia to Clearwater is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in December; daily highs in Clearwater reach 76°F and lows reach 60°F. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tampa.
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Tampa — 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Orlando (Walt Disney World Resort, Universal's Islands of Adventure, &more). Pack the 24th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. There's much more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, walk around Sparkman Wharf, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by car from Clearwater to Tampa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tampa can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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