16 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

16 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Gulf Coast Trip Planner

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Sanibel Island
— 3 nights
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Marco Island
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bradenton
— 4 nights
Drive
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Port Charlotte
— 3 nights
Drive to Southwest Florida International Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport

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Sanibel Island

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Step out of Sanibel Island with an excursion to Fort Myers Beach in Fort Myers Beach--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarpon Bay Beach, identify plant and animal life at Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), and look for gifts at Finnimore's Cycle Shop.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sanibel Island day trip planner.

New York City to Sanibel Island is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Sanibel Island hover around 91°F and lows are around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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. Change things up with a short trip to Bonita Springs Public Beach in Bonita Springs (about 58 minutes away). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Tigertail Beach, step off the mainland to explore Cape Romano, stroll through South Marco Beach, and choose your vessel at Rose Marina Boat Rentals.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Marco Island trip maker.

You can travel from Sanibel Island to Marco Island in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bradenton.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Bradenton

Friendly City

Bradenton boasts a handful of historical buildings, but its real claim to fame is as the home of Tropicana Products and its quirky culture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bradenton: Venice (Caspersen Beach & Venice Beach). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at De Soto National Memorial, get your game on at Fish Hole Miniature Golf Lakewood Ranch, get a taste of the local shopping with Mixon Fruit Farms, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coquina Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bradenton trip maker tool.

You can drive from Marco Island to Bradenton in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Bradenton, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Charlotte.

Things to do in Bradenton

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trips

3
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Port Charlotte

Port Charlotte is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Charlotte County, Florida, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Englewood (Manasota Key Beach, Englewood Beach, &more) and Boca Grande Beach (in Boca Grande). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Peace River Wildlife Center and explore the activities along Peace River.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Charlotte travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bradenton to Port Charlotte takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Port Charlotte are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Charlotte

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Fishing Charters & Tours