22 days in Southwest Florida & Washington DC Itinerary

22 days in Southwest Florida & Washington DC Itinerary

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22 days in Southwest Florida & Washington DC Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Sarasota
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Naples
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Marco Island
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Matlacha
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Washington DC
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Manchester

4
nights
Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Step out of Sarasota with an excursion to Fishing Charters & Tours in Holmes Beach--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the masterpieces at The Ringling, get a taste of the local shopping with St. Armands Circle, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sarasota trip itinerary planning website .

Manchester, UK to Sarasota is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Manchester to Sarasota, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in April, things will get warmer in Sarasota: highs are around 33°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Naples.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Siesta Key, Fishing Charters & Tours
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Sarasota National Cemetery ©
Sarasota National Cemetery

5
nights
Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Explore Naples' surroundings by going to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Fort Myers Beach), Tangerine Coastal Market (in Bonita Springs) and Happehatchee Center (in Estero). There's still lots to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, browse the collection at Sanibel Public Library, cast your line with a fishing tour, and hunt for treasures at Sanibel Island Farmer's Market.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Naples holiday maker app .

You can drive from Sarasota to Naples in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Naples

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sanibel Island, Happehatchee Center, 2 Islands Gallery, Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center, Tangerine Coastal Market
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Revs Institute ©
Revs Institute

3
nights
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. Go for a jaunt from Marco Island to Everglades City to see Speed Boats Tours about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours, stroll around Mackle Park, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and take an in-depth tour of Marco Island Historical Museum.

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Traveling by car from Naples to Marco Island takes an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Matlacha.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Speed Boats Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Matlacha

Matlacha ©
Matlacha is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lee County, Florida, United States. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then identify plant and animal life at Captain Jack Boat Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): browse the collection at Fort Myers Beach Public Library, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fort Myers Beach, and then get outside with Venture Out.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Matlacha visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Matlacha takes 1.5 hours. May in Matlacha sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in Matlacha

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Fishing Charters & Tours, Venture Out
Highlights from your plan
Captain Jack Boat Tours ©
Captain Jack Boat Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach

6
nights
Washington DC

Washington DC ©
The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Explore Washington DC's surroundings by going to Gettysburg (Victorian Photography Studio & Gettysburg National Military Park) and Horseshoe Casino (in Baltimore). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Air and Space Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Art, take an in-depth tour of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Washington DC online trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Matlacha to Washington DC with the Route module. Traveling from Matlacha in May, things will get little chillier in Washington DC: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Washington DC

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gettysburg, Horseshoe Casino, The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Highlights from your plan
National Air and Space Museum ©
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art ©
National Gallery of Art

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