13 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

13 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Fly to Fort Lauderdale, Bus to Naples, FL - McDonalds
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Naples
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sanibel Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sarasota
— 3 nights
Fly

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Naples

Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Estero (Koreshan State Park & Estero River Outfitters) and Tigertail Beach (in Marco Island).

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Naples tour planning website.

New York City to Naples is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in February, with highs in Naples at 78°F and lows at 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Naples

Parks · Outdoors · Transportation · Tours

Side Trips

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Sanibel Island

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sanibel Island: Fort Myers Beach (Fort Myers Beach & Lovers Key State Park) and Fort Myers (Castle Golf, Lakes Regional Park, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach, make a trip to Times Square, tour the water at your own pace with Tarpon Bay Explorers, and stop by Three Crafty Ladies.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sanibel Island day trip planning site.

Drive from Naples to Sanibel Island in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in February, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sarasota.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Explore Sarasota's surroundings by going to Emerson Point Preserve (in Palmetto) and Bradenton (De Soto National Memorial & Thrive Yoga and Fitness). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, head outdoors with SUP Sarasota, look for gifts at Pepper Palace, and stroll the grounds of Sarasota National Cemetery.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sarasota online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sanibel Island to Sarasota in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Sarasota are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Southwest Gulf Coast travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Fishing Charters & Tours