23 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

23 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Sarasota
— 5 nights
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Port Charlotte
— 5 nights
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Sanibel Island
— 4 nights
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Marco Island
— 7 nights
Drive to Miami International Airport, Fly to Berlin-Tegel Airport

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Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Shop till you drop at St. Armands Circle and Pepper Palace. Visiting Hooked on SUP and Englewood Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sarasota: Venice (Venice Beach, Venice Fine Wine & Spirits, &more), Englewood (Manasota Key Beach & Blind Pass Beach) and Boca Grande Beach (in Boca Grande). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Le Macaron, shop like a local with Detwiler's Farm Market, stroll around Joan M. Durante Community Park, and kick back and relax at South Lido Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sarasota day trip site.

Berlin, Germany to Sarasota is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Charlotte.

Things to do in Sarasota

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

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Hooked on SUP ©
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Port Charlotte

Port Charlotte is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Charlotte County, Florida, United States. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Potters Studio and Gallery and Sugar Island Cupcakes. Step out of the city life by going to Don Pedro Island State Park and Cape Haze Pioneer Trail Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Charlotte: Gasparilla Marina (in Placida), Useppa Island (in Bokeelia) and Randell Research Center (in Pineland). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Fishermen's Village, tee off at Twin Isles Country Club, explore the activities along Peace River, and get to know the resident critters at Peace River Wildlife Center.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Charlotte online trip planner.

You can drive from Sarasota to Port Charlotte in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Port Charlotte are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Port Charlotte

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

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Sanibel Island

Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
For shopping fun, head to Three Crafty Ladies or B Unique Boutique. Get in touch with nature at Fort Myers Beach and Tarpon Bay Explorers. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach, don't miss a visit to Periwinkle Way, stop by Finnimore's Cycle Shop, and stroll through Blind Pass Beach Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sanibel Island itinerary maker.

Drive from Port Charlotte to Sanibel Island in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sanibel Island can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

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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. Escape the urban bustle at Wooten's Everglades Airboat Tour and Keewaydin Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marco Island: Bonita Springs (Bonita Springs Public Beach & Barefoot Beach Preserve) and Everglades Adventures Kayak & Eco Tours (in Everglades City). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Tigertail Beach, stroll through South Marco Beach, get some thrills out on the water with Dolphin Cove Marina, and find your balance on the water with Tigertail Beach Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marco Island online route planner.

You can travel from Sanibel Island to Marco Island in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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