7 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

7 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

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7 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

Dallas
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Naples
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
Marco Island
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Dallas

2
days
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
On the 18th (Sat), pick up some local products at Sanibel Island Farmer's Market and then look for gifts at Bailey's General Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then kick back and relax at Captiva Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sanibel Island tour itinerary planning website

Dallas to Sanibel Island is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Sanibel Island is 1 hour. Traveling from Dallas in November, expect Sanibel Island to be a bit warmer, temps between 81°F and 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Naples.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Captiva Island
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Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach
Blind Pass Beach Park ©
Blind Pass Beach Park

2
days
Naples

Naples
Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. On the 21st (Tue), make a trip to Waterside Shops, admire the masterpieces at Artis—Naples, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Clam Pass Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Third Street South, then take an in-depth tour of Naples Historical Society, and then stop by Toucan's World.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Naples trip planner

Traveling by car from Sanibel Island to Naples takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Naples

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Waterside Shops
Waterside Shops
Artis—Naples
Artis—Naples
Naples Historical Society ©
Naples Historical Society

2
days
Marco Island

Marco Island is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States, located on an island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Southwest Florida. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stop by Island Trends, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then enjoy the sand and surf at South Marco Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Marco Island Historical Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Big Cypress National Preserve.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marco Island trip planner

Marco Island is very close to Naples. In November, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

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Big Cypress National Preserve
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
South Marco Beach ©
South Marco Beach
Big Cypress National Preserve
Big Cypress National Preserve