11 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

11 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

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11 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
+3
bus + foot + Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Sanibel Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Captiva Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Naples
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Marco Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Englewood
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 30​min
End: Kansas City

3
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): look for gifts at Bailey's General Store. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, stroll through Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), and then stroll through Blind Pass Beach Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Sanibel Island online vacation builder .

Kansas City 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 moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kansas City in May: high temperatures in Sanibel Island hover around 90°F and lows are around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Captiva Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Sun Harvest Citrus
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Blind Pass Beach Park ©
Blind Pass Beach Park
Sanibel Historical Museum and Village ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Captiva Island

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and then kick back and relax at Captiva Beach.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Captiva Island journey builder site .

Captiva Island is just a stone's throw from Sanibel Island. June in Captiva Island sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Captiva Island

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach
Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea ©
Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea

3
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Get some cultural insight at Third Street South and Artis-Naples. Get outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Take a break from Naples with a short trip to Bonita Springs Public Beach in Bonita Springs, about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Clam Pass Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Waterside Shops, and stop by Toucan's World.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Naples route builder site .

Drive from Captiva Island to Naples in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Beaches Shopping

Side Trip

Bonita Springs
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Bonita Springs Public Beach ©
Bonita Springs Public Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
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. On the 7th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Marco Island Historical Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at South Marco Beach, and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then identify plant and animal life at Big Cypress National Preserve.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Marco Island tour itinerary app .

Marco Island is just a stone's throw from Naples. In June in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 72°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Englewood.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Big Cypress National Preserve
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South Marco Beach ©
South Marco Beach
Big Cypress National Preserve ©
Big Cypress National Preserve
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Englewood

Englewood ©
Englewood is a census-designated place (CDP) in Charlotte and Sarasota counties in the U.S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Englewood Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Stump Pass Beach State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then stop by Island Time Spirits, then stroll through Venice Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Manasota Key Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Englewood day trip planning website .

Drive from Marco Island to Englewood in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Englewood are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Englewood

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Venice
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Englewood Beach ©
Englewood Beach
Stump Pass Beach State Park ©
Stump Pass Beach State Park
Manasota Key Beach ©
Manasota Key Beach

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