10 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

10 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

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Sarasota
— 2 nights
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Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island
— 1 night
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Marco Island
— 1 night
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Naples
— 3 nights
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Sanibel Island
— 2 nights

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Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Cortez Cultural Center (in Cortez), Venice Beach (in Venice) and Escape Rooms Unlocked (in North Port). There's much more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, browse the different shops at St. Armands Circle, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, and kick back and relax at Siesta Beach.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read Sarasota itinerary builder.

Houston to Sarasota is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Houston to Sarasota, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Sarasota are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bradenton Beach.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Cortez Cultural Center, Venice Beach, Escape Rooms Unlocked, Siesta Beach
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Ringling ©
The Ringling
Escape Rooms Unlocked ©
Escape Rooms Unlocked

1
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Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island

Bradenton Beach ©
Bradenton Beach is a city on Anna Maria Island in Manatee County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): kick back and relax at Coquina Beach, get some thrills out on the water with Gulf Islands Adventures, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bradenton Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bradenton Beach trip website.

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Bradenton Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Bradenton Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Gulf Islands Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Bradenton Beach ©
Bradenton Beach

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Marco Island

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 7th (Tue): take in the waterfront at Goodland Boating Park, get up close to creatures of the deep with Reel Kind Fishing and Tours, then stop by Keep In Touch, and finally kick back and relax at Tigertail Beach.

Start your trip to Marco Island by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Bradenton Beach to Marco Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Marco Island are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Reel Kind Fishing and Tours ©
Reel Kind Fishing and Tours
Tigertail Beach ©
Tigertail Beach
Keep In Touch ©
Keep In Touch

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Fort Myers Beach (Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach, &more) and Fort Myers (Bob Rauschenberg Gallery & Edison and Ford Winter Estates).

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Naples attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Naples takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Naples sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Naples

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Fort Myers, Cullum’s Bonita Trail
Highlights from your plan
Naples Pier ©
Naples Pier
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach
Parasailing & Paragliding

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Sanibel Island

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 11th (Sat), head outdoors with Whitney's Bait and Tackle, then enjoy the sea views from Sanibel Island Lighthouse, then view the masterpieces at Tower Gallery, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, stroll through Bowman's Beach, and then stroll around Pond Apple Park.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sanibel Island visit app.

Traveling by car from Naples to Sanibel Island takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Boat Tours & Water Sports
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
J.N. ©
Sanibel Island Lighthouse ©
Sanibel Island Lighthouse