15 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

15 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Gulf Coast trip itinerary builder

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Sarasota
— 3 nights
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Marco Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort Myers Beach
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sanibel Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Captiva Island
— 1 night
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Sarasota

— 3 nights
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. Head to St. Armands Circle and Just/Becausefor some retail therapy. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Stump Pass Beach State Park and Boca Grande Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sarasota: Englewood (Manasota Key Beach & Englewood Beach) and Venice (Ideal Classic Cars Museum & Showroom, Detwiler's Farm Market, &more). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Sarasota National Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at The Ringling, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sarasota holiday website.

Greenville to Sarasota is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Greenville in June, Sarasota is a bit warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Marco Island

— 3 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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Keewaydin Island and Tigertail Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Marco Island Historical Museum and Clyde Butcher's Big Cypress Gallery. The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, stroll through Cape Romano, stroll around Frank E. Mackle Park, and kick back and relax at South Marco Beach.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Marco Island tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Marco Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Marco Island sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 74°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Fort Myers Beach.

Things to do in Marco Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Fort Myers Beach

— 4 nights
Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bonita Springs Public Beach and Clam Pass Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Coconut Point and Naples Historical Society. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Myers Beach: Edison and Ford Winter Estates (in Fort Myers) and Naples (Waterside Shops, Revs Institute, &more). It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fort Myers Beach and take in the waterfront at Cape Coral.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fort Myers Beach tour planner.

You can drive from Marco Island to Fort Myers Beach in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Fort Myers Beach are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Fort Myers Beach

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Sanibel Island

— 3 nights
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 Bailey's General Store. Kids will enjoy Sanibel Historical Museum and Village and Tarpon Bay Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Gulfside Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Hirdie Girdie Gallery, stroll through Bowman's Beach, and stroll around Pond Apple Park.

Plan trip to Sanibel Island with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Sanibel Island is very close to Fort Myers Beach. In June, daily temperatures in Sanibel Island can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Captiva Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Captiva Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): view the masterpieces at 2 Islands Gallery, then tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Captiva Island trip planner.

Captiva Island is just a stone's throw from Sanibel Island. In June, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Captiva Island

Transportation · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Southwest Gulf Coast travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Fishing Charters & Tours