12 days in Fort Myers Beach, Key West & Holmes Beach Itinerary

12 days in Fort Myers Beach, Key West & Holmes Beach Itinerary

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12 days in Fort Myers Beach, Key West & Holmes Beach Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly:  2​h
1
Fort Myers Beach
— 5 nights
ferry:  3​h 30​min
2
Key West
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Holmes Beach
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Cleveland

5
nights
Fort Myers Beach

Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. We've included these beaches for you: Fort Myers Beach and Barefoot Beach Preserve. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. When in Fort Myers Beach, make a side trip to see J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel Island, approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, make a trip to Times Square, immerse yourself in nature at Lovers Key State Park, and visit a coastal fixture at Sanibel Island Lighthouse.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Fort Myers Beach online trip maker .

Cleveland to Fort Myers Beach is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Cleveland, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Fort Myers Beach, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Key West.

Things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bonita Springs, Sanibel Island
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Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Key West

Key West ©
Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Get some historical perspective at Fort Zachary Taylor and Truman Little White House. Take a break from the city and head to Parasailing & Paragliding and Dry Tortugas National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Audubon House & Tropical Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Key West trip builder site .

Ride a ferry from Fort Myers Beach to Key West in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Fort Myers Beach in May, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Key West: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Holmes Beach.

Things to do in Key West

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Fort Zachary Taylor ©
Fort Zachary Taylor
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Holmes Beach

Holmes Beach ©
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Bradenton Beach, identify plant and animal life at Coquina Baywalk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bean Point. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Holmes Beach, stroll through Coquina Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manatee Public Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Holmes Beach vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Key West to Holmes Beach. Traveling from Key West in May, plan for little chillier nights in Holmes Beach, with lows around 68°F. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Holmes Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria, Holmes Beach
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Bean Point ©
Bean Point
Bradenton Beach ©
Bradenton Beach
Manatee Public Beach ©
Manatee Public Beach

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