35 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

35 days in Southwest Gulf Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Southwest Gulf Coast Trip Planner
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Fly to Miami International Airport, Drive to Naples
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Naples
— 13 nights
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Sarasota
— 5 nights
Drive
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Englewood
— 6 nights
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Captiva Island
— 3 nights
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Naples — 13 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Fort Myers Beach (Fort Myers Beach, All Island Watersports, &more), Marco Island (Marco Island Water Sports, South Marco Beach, &more) and Fort Myers (Port Sanibel Marina, Vino's Picasso, &more).

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Naples trip maker app.

Cape Town, South Africa to Naples is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 7 hours. In May, Naples is somewhat warmer than Cape Town - with highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sarasota.
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Sarasota — 5 nights

Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. state of Florida. Sarasota is known for adventure, museums, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The Ringling, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium, head outdoors with SUP Sarasota, and add some fun to your beach time Island Style Watersports.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sarasota online road trip planner.

You can drive from Naples to Sarasota in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Sarasota can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Englewood.
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Englewood — 6 nights

Englewood is a census-designated place (CDP) in Charlotte and Sarasota counties in the U.S. state of Florida. Get out of town with these interesting Englewood side-trips: Boca Grande Beach (in Boca Grande) and Punta Gorda (Holidaze Boat Rental, Military Heritage Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: get outside with SUP Englewood, tour the water at your own pace with Allure Boat Rentals, get reinvigorated at Silhouettes Day Spa, and take a tour by water with H2O Limo Boat Tours.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Englewood road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sarasota to Englewood takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Englewood can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Captiva Island.
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Captiva Island — 3 nights

Captiva Island is known for adventure, wildlife, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Captiva Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Redfish Pass, explore the activities along Captiva Pass, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Captiva Chapel By-The-Sea.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Captiva Island journey builder website.

Traveling by car from Englewood to Captiva Island takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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