14 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

14 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

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14 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + bus:  14​h 30​min
1
Naples
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Marco Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sanibel Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Captiva Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Venice
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h
End: Manchester

2
nights
Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stop by Waterside Shops and then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Keep things going the next day: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then enjoy the sand and surf at Clam Pass Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Naples trip itinerary builder app .

Manchester, UK to Naples is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Naples is minus 5 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in September: high temperatures in Naples hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Waterside Shops ©
Waterside Shops
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

4
nights
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Keewaydin Island. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at South Marco Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, get engrossed in the history at Marco Island Historical Museum, and head off the coast to Cape Romano.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marco Island travel site .

Marco Island is very close to Naples. In October, daytime highs in Marco Island are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
South Marco Beach ©
South Marco Beach
Keewaydin Island ©
Keewaydin Island

3
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Blind Pass Beach Park and Sanibel Public Library. Take a break from Sanibel Island with a short trip to Sun Harvest Citrus in Fort Myers, about 38 minutes away.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sanibel Island itinerary planner .

You can drive from Marco Island to Sanibel Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Sanibel Island sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Captiva Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Sun Harvest Citrus
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Sanibel Public Library ©
Sanibel Public Library
Blind Pass Beach Park ©
Blind Pass Beach Park
Bailey's General Store ©
Bailey's General Store

2
nights
Captiva Island

Captiva Island ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): see what you can catch with a fishing tour. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Captiva Beach and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Captiva Island trip itinerary maker website .

Captiva Island is just a short distance from Sanibel Island. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Venice.

Things to do in Captiva Island

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

1
night
Venice

Venice ©
Venice is a city in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. On the 12th (Fri), kick back and relax at Venice Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manasota Key Beach, and then take a leisurely stroll along Venice Fishing Pier.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Captiva Island to Venice by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Manasota Key Beach
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Manasota Key Beach ©
Manasota Key Beach
Venice Fishing Pier ©
Venice Fishing Pier
Venice Beach ©
Venice Beach

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