9 days in Orlando & Tampa Itinerary

9 days in Orlando & Tampa Itinerary

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1
Orlando
— 4 nights
2
Tampa
— 2 nights

4
nights
Orlando

Orlando ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Walt Disney World Resort and Discovery Cove. Do some cultural sightseeing at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Step out of Orlando to go to Merritt Island and see Space Shuttle Atlantis, which is approximately 3h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: discover the magic at Happily Ever After Fireworks, get in on the family fun at Disney's Animal Kingdom, look for gifts at The LEGO Store, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Plant Street Market.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Orlando journey app.

Cedar Rapids to Orlando is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cedar Rapids to Orlando is 1 hour. Traveling from Cedar Rapids in December, things will get much warmer in Orlando: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tampa.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Merritt Island, Plant Street Market, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Discovery Cove ©
Discovery Cove
Disney's Animal Kingdom ©
Disney's Animal Kingdom

2
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Duncan McClellan Gallery and Morean Art Center. Attractions like Siesta Beach and The Dali Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Tampa to go to Sarasota and see St. Armands Circle, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: get in on the family fun at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tampa online holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Orlando to Tampa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Tampa are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampa

Shopping Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, St. Armands Circle, Siesta Beach
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Duncan McClellan Gallery ©
Duncan McClellan Gallery
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ©
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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