7 days in Sarasota & Clearwater Itinerary

7 days in Sarasota & Clearwater Itinerary

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Sarasota
— 2 nights
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Clearwater
— 4 nights

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Sarasota — 2 nights

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium and then enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and then snap pictures at Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sarasota visit site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sarasota. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Clearwater.
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Clearwater — 4 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shell Key Shuttle, Pinellas County Heritage Village and Armed Forces History Museum. Family-friendly places like Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Clearwater to Orlando to see Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Clearwater Beach, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, steep yourself in history at Church of Scientology Information Center, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Clearwater road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Clearwater takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. July in Clearwater sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 76°F at night.
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