15 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Florida journey planner
Make it your trip
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Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 5 nights
Drive
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Sanibel Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sarasota
— 4 nights
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Marco Island — 2 nights

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. Marco Island is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, walk around Canine Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Keewaydin Island, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tigertail Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Marco Island trip planning site.

Minneapolis to Marco Island is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, subway, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Minneapolis to Marco Island due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in February, with highs in Marco Island at 77°F and lows at 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Naples.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Naples — 5 nights

Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Fort Myers (Edison and Ford Winter Estates & Spas) and Fort Myers Beach (Fort Myers Beach & Lovers Key State Park).

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Naples sightseeing planning website.

Naples is just a stone's throw from Marco Island. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in February, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Sanibel Island.
Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips

Sanibel Island — 3 nights

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Take a break from Sanibel Island with a short trip to Wicked Dolphin Distillery in Cape Coral, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, take a memorable drive along Sanibel Causeway, stop by Three Crafty Ladies, and see the interesting displays at The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sanibel Island attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Naples to Sanibel Island takes 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Sanibel Island are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sarasota.
Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive
Side Trip

Sarasota — 4 nights

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. Step out of Sarasota with an excursion to Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach--about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Ringling, tour the pleasant surroundings at Siesta Beach, look for gifts at Just/Because, and get to know the fascinating history of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarasota driving holiday tool.

Drive from Sanibel Island to Sarasota in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Sarasota can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
Side Trips