20 days in Sarasota & Anna Maria Island Itinerary

20 days in Sarasota & Anna Maria Island Itinerary

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20 days in Sarasota & Anna Maria Island Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Sarasota
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Bradenton Beach
— 17 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. You've now added St. Armands Circle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Siesta Key Rum, then see the interesting displays at The Ringling, and then browse the different shops at St. Armands Circle. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Siesta Beach, then admire the majestic nature at Ted Sperling Park, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally get engrossed in the history at Cortez Cultural Center.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sarasota trip planner .

London, UK to Sarasota is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. In November, Sarasota is much warmer than London - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Bradenton Beach.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Siesta Beach, Cortez Cultural Center
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The Ringling ©
The Ringling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
St. Armands Circle ©
St. Armands Circle

17
nights
Bradenton Beach

Bradenton Beach ©
Bradenton Beach is a city on Anna Maria Island in Manatee County, Florida, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Bradenton Beach: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in St. Pete Beach), Ruskin (E. G. Simmons Regional Park & Hydro Harvest Farms) and Dooley Groves (in Sun City). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bradenton Beach, stroll through Coquina Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take a leisurely stroll along Bridge Street Pier.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bradenton Beach tour planner .

Drive from Sarasota to Bradenton Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Bradenton Beach are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Bradenton Beach

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bradenton, Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Longboat Key, Palmetto
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Bradenton Beach ©
Bradenton Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Spas