4 days in Sarasota & Marco Island Itinerary

4 days in Sarasota & Marco Island Itinerary

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4 days in Sarasota & Marco Island Itinerary

Start: Sarasota
1
Sarasota
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Marco Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Sarasota

1
night
Sarasota

Sarasota ©
Sarasota is a city in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the U.S. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): sample the fine beverages at Siesta Key Rum, then see the interesting displays at The Ringling, and then buy something for everyone on your list at St. Armands Circle. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Dali Museum, then immerse yourself in nature at Ted Sperling Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Siesta Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with AlexArt International Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sarasota tour planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sarasota. In November, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marco Island.

Things to do in Sarasota

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

The Dali Museum, Siesta Beach
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The Ringling ©
The Ringling
The Dali Museum ©
The Dali Museum
Siesta Beach ©
Siesta Beach

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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. You've now added Dolphin & Whale Watching to your itinerary. On the 21st (Thu), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours and then hike along Kirby Storter Roadside Park.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marco Island tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Sarasota to Marco Island in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in November, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Marco Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Speed Boats Tours, Kirby Storter Roadside Park
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Parasailing & Paragliding

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