36 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

36 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

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36 days in Southwest Florida Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  8​h
1
Bradenton
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Punta Gorda
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Naples
— 8 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Marco Island
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sanibel Island
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Denver

6
nights
Bradenton

Bradenton ©
Bradenton boasts a handful of historical buildings, but its real claim to fame is as the home of Tropicana Products and its quirky culture.
Explore Bradenton's surroundings by going to Sarasota (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, St. Armands Circle, & more), Siesta Key (Crescent Beach & Siesta Beach) and Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center (in Apollo Beach). Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at De Soto National Memorial. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Ringling, sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Robinson Nature Preserve.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bradenton trip builder app .

Denver to Bradenton is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to Bradenton is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Denver in June; daily highs in Bradenton reach 89°F and lows reach 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Punta Gorda.

Things to do in Bradenton

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sarasota, Siesta Key, Cortez, Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center
Highlights from your plan
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Tampa Electric's Manatee Viewing Center ©

6
nights
Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda ©
Punta Gorda is a city in Charlotte County, Florida, United States. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Punta Gorda: Venice (Caspersen Beach, Venice Beach, & more), Englewood (Manasota Key Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching, & more) and Captain Jack Boat Tours (in Matlacha). There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Peace River Wildlife Center, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and kick back and relax at Nokomis Beach.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Punta Gorda trip builder app .

Getting from Bradenton to Punta Gorda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Naples.

Things to do in Punta Gorda

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Englewood, Venice, Nokomis Beach, Parasailing & Paragliding, Captain Jack Boat Tours
Highlights from your plan
Captain Jack Boat Tours ©
Captain Jack Boat Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
Stump Pass Beach State Park ©
Stump Pass Beach State Park

8
nights
Naples

Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Naples side-trips: Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve (in Fort Myers), Bonita Springs (Barefoot Beach Preserve & Stand-Up Paddleboarding) and Fort Myers Beach (The Islander, Gift Gallery & Boutique, Fort Myers Beach, & more). Spend the 29th (Sat) on the water with a fishing tour. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Naples Pier, look for all kinds of wild species at Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center, take a stroll through Fifth Avenue South, and examine the collection at Revs Institute.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Naples day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Punta Gorda to Naples takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Naples sees daily highs of 89°F and lows of 75°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marco Island.

Things to do in Naples

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fort Myers Beach, Bonita Springs, Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve, Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center, Happehatchee Center
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Fort Myers Beach ©
Fort Myers Beach

7
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marco Island: Smallwood Store (in Chokoloskee) and Speed Boats Tours (in Everglades City). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll around Mackle Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Tigertail Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Keewaydin Island.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Marco Island trip planner .

Getting from Naples to Marco Island by car takes about an hour. In July in Marco Island, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Sanibel Island.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Speed Boats Tours, Smallwood Store
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Speed Boats Tours

7
nights
Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island ©
Take a trip to Sanibel Island if you like pretty sunsets and luxurious resorts.
Get out of town with these interesting Sanibel Island side-trips: Fort Myers (Edison & Ford Winter Estates & Lakes Regional Park). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, kick back and relax at Bowman's Beach, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Sanibel Island vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Marco Island to Sanibel Island takes 1.5 hours. In July in Sanibel Island, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sanibel Island

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Fort Myers, Captiva Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bowman's Beach ©
Bowman's Beach
Fishing Charters & Tours