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: London
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Englewood
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Captiva Island
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Sanibel Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Marco Island
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Naples
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: London

3
nights
Englewood

Englewood ©
Englewood is a census-designated place (CDP) in Charlotte and Sarasota counties in the U.S. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Englewood Beach and then admire the majestic nature at Stump Pass Beach State Park. On the next day, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, look for gifts at Island Time Spirits, then enjoy the sand and surf at Venice Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Manasota Key Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Englewood tour itinerary planning website .

London, UK to Englewood is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from London to Englewood, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Englewood hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Captiva Island.

Things to do in Englewood

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Venice
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Englewood Beach ©
Englewood Beach
Manasota Key Beach ©
Manasota Key Beach
Stump Pass Beach State Park ©
Stump Pass Beach State Park

1
night
Captiva Island

Captiva Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then kick back and relax at Captiva Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Captiva Island visit planning website .

Getting from Englewood to Captiva Island by car takes about 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Captiva Island are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Captiva Island

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Beaches
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Captiva Beach ©
Captiva Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
You'll get in some beach time at Blind Pass Beach Park and Fort Myers Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bailey's General Store and Sun Harvest Citrus.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sanibel Island trip itinerary planner .

Sanibel Island is very close to Captiva Island. July in Sanibel Island sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Sun Harvest Citrus
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Blind Pass Beach Park ©
Blind Pass Beach Park
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach
Bailey's General Store ©
Bailey's General Store

4
nights
Marco Island

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and South Marco Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Marco Island Farmers Market-Wednesday and Malenda Trick Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Keewaydin Island, head off the coast to Cape Romano, stroll through Frank E. Mackle Community Park, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Marco Island online trip builder .

Getting from Sanibel Island to Marco Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Marco Island are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Marco Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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South Marco Beach ©
South Marco Beach
Keewaydin Island ©
Keewaydin Island
Cape Romano ©
Cape Romano

2
nights
Naples

Naples ©
Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Head to Third Street South and Toucan's Worldfor some retail therapy. We've included these beaches for you: Bonita Springs Public Beach and Clam Pass Park. Change things up with a short trip to Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Bonita Springs (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Waterside Shops, admire the masterpieces at Artis—Naples, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Naples trip itinerary planner.

Naples is just a short distance from Marco Island. In July, daytime highs in Naples are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Naples

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Bonita Springs
Highlights from your plan
Bonita Springs Public Beach ©
Bonita Springs Public Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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