27 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

27 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
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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 Manasota Key Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sarasota: Englewood (Englewood Beach & Blind Pass Beach), Boca Grande Beach (in Boca Grande) and Venice (Venice Beach, Venice Fine Wine & Spirits, &more). 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

Side Trips

5
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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 Fishermen's Village. Step out of the city life by going to Don Pedro Island State Park and Peace River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Charlotte: Useppa Island (in Bokeelia), Randell Research Center (in Pineland) and Gasparilla Marina (in Placida). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Military Heritage Museum, play a few rounds at Twin Isles Country Club, meet the residents at Peace River Wildlife Center, and stop by Sugar Island Cupcakes.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Charlotte trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Port Charlotte takes an hour. July in Port Charlotte sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Port Charlotte

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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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 Finnimore's Cycle Shop. Get in touch with nature at Fort Myers Beach and Captiva Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bowman's Beach, don't miss a visit to Periwinkle Way, identify plant and animal life at Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), and stroll around Gulfside Beach.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sanibel Island sightseeing planner.

Getting from Port Charlotte to Sanibel Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Sanibel Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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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: Everglades Adventures Kayak & Eco Tours (in Everglades City) and Bonita Springs (Bonita Springs Public Beach & Barefoot Beach Preserve). 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

Side Trips

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Fishing Charters & Tours