32 days in Sarasota & Cortez Itinerary

32 days in Sarasota & Cortez Itinerary

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Sarasota

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Your day by day itinerary now includes Unconditional Surrender Sculpture as well as Florida Underwater Sports. Visit Siesta Beach and Turtle Beach for some beach relaxation. The Ringling and Ca d'Zan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sarasota: Lakeland (Circle B Bar Reserve, Lake Mirror Historic Tour, &more), Nokomis (Venice Myakka River Park & The Cottage Art Gallery) and Winter Haven (Marshall Hampton Reserve & Legoland Florida Resort). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Sarasota National Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and kick back and relax at South Lido Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sarasota online trip builder.

Cape Coral to Sarasota is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sarasota can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Cortez.

Things to do in Sarasota

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
The Ringling ©
Must see
The Ringling
4.7
Siesta Beach ©
Must see
Siesta Beach
4.6

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Cortez

Cortez, a census-designated place (CDP) in Manatee County, Florida, United States, is a small Gulf coast commercial fishing village that was founded by settlers from North Carolina in the 1880s. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Florida Maritime Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Emerson Point Preserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Coquina Baywalk and then get engrossed in the history at Cortez Cultural Center.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Cortez attractions website.

Drive from Sarasota to Cortez in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Cortez are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cortez

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Emerson Point Preserve ©
Wildlife Area
Emerson Point Preserve
4.8
Cortez Cultural Center ©
History Museum
Cortez Cultural Center
5.0
Florida Maritime Museum ©
Military Museum
Florida Maritime Museum
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