16 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

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Fly to Tampa International Airport, Drive to Sarasota
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Sarasota
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sanibel Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marco Island
— 3 nights
Drive
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Naples
— 5 nights
Drive to Miami International Airport, Fly to Bishkek

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Sarasota — 4 nights

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. Bring the kids along to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and St. Armands Circle. Get out of town with these interesting Sarasota side-trips: Cortez Cultural Center (in Cortez) and Caspersen Beach (in Venice). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Siesta Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Sarasota National Cemetery, steep yourself in history at Ca d'Zan, and explore the world behind art at The Ringling.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Sarasota trip planning site.

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Sarasota is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Bishkek to Sarasota due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bishkek in March, expect Sarasota to be somewhat warmer, temps between 29°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Sanibel Island.
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Sanibel Island — 2 nights

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
On the 7th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then shop like a local with Harbour View Gallery. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Sanibel Causeway, then visit a coastal fixture at Sanibel Island Lighthouse, then view the masterpieces at Tower Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sanibel Island online tour itinerary maker.

Drive from Sarasota to Sanibel Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Sanibel Island can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marco Island.
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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. Kids will enjoy Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Keewaydin Island. The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Island Bike Shop & Bicycle Rentals, take in the waterfront activity at Isles of Capri Marina, step off the mainland to explore Cape Romano, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tigertail Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Marco Island trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sanibel Island to Marco Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Marco Island can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Naples.
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Naples — 5 nights

Kids will enjoy Naples Pier and Naples Botanical Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Barefoot Beach Preserve (in Bonita Springs), Fort Myers (Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve & Edison and Ford Winter Estates) and Fort Myers Beach (Lovers Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach, &more).

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Naples vacation planner.

Naples is just a stone's throw from Marco Island. March in Naples sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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