15 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

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15 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly + Drive:  15​h 30​min
1
Sarasota
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Naples
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Marco Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sanibel Island
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h
End: Glasgow

3
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Sarasota is known for museums, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Ringling, tour the pleasant surroundings at Myakka River State Park, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sarasota online trip itinerary planner .

Glasgow, UK to Sarasota is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Glasgow to Sarasota, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Sarasota is warmer than Glasgow - with highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
The Ringling ©
The Ringling
St. Armands Circle ©
St. Armands Circle

4
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Bob Rauschenberg Gallery (in Fort Myers), Lorne's Art Gallery (in Cape Coral) and Fort Myers Beach (Dolphin & Whale Watching, Fort Myers Beach, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Naples Pier, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Revs Institute, and wander the streets of Fifth Avenue South.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Naples road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Naples takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Naples sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Naples

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Lorne's Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Naples Pier ©
Naples Pier
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach

3
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Speed Boats Tours (in Everglades City) and Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery (in Ochopee). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and kick back and relax at Tigertail Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Marco Island online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Naples to Marco Island takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Marco Island are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery, Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding

4
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
When in Sanibel Island, make a side trip to see Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, get interesting insight from Tours, browse the collection at Sanibel Public Library, and stop by Bailey's General Store.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sanibel Island trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Sanibel Island takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Fort Myers
Highlights from your plan
Sanibel Public Library ©
Sanibel Public Library
Edison and Ford Winter Estates ©
Edison and Ford Winter Estates