8 days in Tampa & Clearwater Itinerary

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Tampa
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Clearwater
— 7 nights
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Tampa
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Tampa

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.
To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tampa trip itinerary builder app.

Philadelphia to Tampa is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in December, with highs in Tampa at 78°F and lows at 61°F. On the 21st (Wed), you're off to Clearwater.
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Clearwater — 7 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Fred Howard Park and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Do some cultural sightseeing at Beach Walk and Aspirations Winery. Explore Clearwater's surroundings by going to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral (in Tarpon Springs) and Craftsman House Gallery (in St. Petersburg). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Caladesi Island State Park, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, look for gifts at Hogan's Beach Shop, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Scientology Information Center.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Clearwater trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Tampa to Clearwater takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Clearwater sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 60°F at night. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tampa.
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Tampa — 1 day

Big Guava

Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Henry B. Plant Museum, then trek along Bayshore Boulevard, and then look for gifts at Nicahabana Cigars.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tampa sightseeing planner.

Drive from Clearwater to Tampa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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